Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student began with a warm-up on using quotation marks, as we studied last week. We then did two 5 minute writes, developing two paragraphs for his piece on his recent vacation. After the 5 minute writes, we went back and edited/added details to the first paragraph. The student added his own funny spin in the paragraph, copying the writing style of books he enjoys reading. We will do this style for the vacation piece. "
"Session with the student. Today we went over some homework problems. The material consisted of finding different angles, arcs, and x values, when given tangent lines, alternate angles, and missing values. Once she got going, the student got the hang of the material. I think she will be fine with the new material, there are just different formula's and steps she needs to memorize and practice."
"Finished general review of the Critical Reading SAT section today; only lingering obstacle is long passages, and cutting through the testmakers' rhetoric to find main ideas and specific details. Ability to make inferences and see connections is strong, however, which makes further review mostly a matter of drilling/practice. Will continue with more targeted review next session."
"The student is gaining confidence as she becomes more familiar with the SAT test. I taught her some concepts in algebra including slope, standard form for linear equations, and perpendicular lines. We also covered geometry as well as surface area and volume for prisms."
"The student continues to make progress in his French. He is always enthusiastic when we work together. Tonight we focused on numbers, days of the week and talking about others: names, where s/he lives and what s/he is studying at the university."
"At today's session, I was impressed to see that the student learned approximately 70% of the vocab. words I'd marked for memorization in the 1st chapter. We reviewed the concept of adjectives following nouns in Spanish. He needed a little reminding of that rule, but in doing so, things went more smoothly. Finally, encouraged to use the "Question word list" I'd provided, he completed the worksheet I'd provided last week, "Que es" where the student writes a question sentence about an object and answers it. In keeping with the organic topic of "ser" vs. "estar," he was assigned the 1st few pages of Chapter 2 on these basic verb distinctions. The review activities through page 18 were assigned along with the reading. I'm looking forward to seeing his accuracy!"