Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was the student's last session before the final so as we worked through her review packet, I would pause whenever she wasn't answering questions easily and review the topic. Confidence was high by the end, which she wasn't as good with before. She knows the vast majority of the material well so she should be ok."
"Linear motion in one, two, and three directions; Newton's laws of motion; Static equilibrium; Rotational systems and rotational motion; Conservation of momentum; Conservation of energy; Systems of particles and center of mass; Work, energy, power. We went over several example problems for each topic and covered theory only where the student was unclear about a concept. The student was already quite proficient with much of the subject matter and mainly needed help in getting through them faster, as well as clarification on specifics within each topic."
"The student completed one of her books for summer reading and wrote a first draft as well as typed a final version of a book report for this book before the session. We reviewed the report in which the student wrote out the questions to be answered and her answers to them. She was very proud of her work and stated that this was the best report she had ever written. She was able to give simplistic, but accurate answers. We did find one spelling error, which she corrected, and she was amenable to using words from the questions to turn them into statements in the future. We also reviewed her vocabulary for the book by using the words to describe a recent trip to Coney Island. Finally, we finished reading Titanic. "
"This was the first session so we focused more on assessment questions. We reviewed and talked about topics the student is covering in school. We also looked over a few problems to see what she is comfortable with and not so comfortable with. I feel we should hone in on her addition/subtraction basics, as well as build up her multiplication facts."
"In today's session we covered interrogative words and practiced formulating questions. We also covered the verb tener, venir and hacer, which are all irregular verbs. In addition to this, we covered several activities regarding professions as well as readings related to the Caribbean."
"Today we worked primarily on conjugating verbs in the past tense. The student did a great amount of practice in writing before the lesson, so we had a wonderful opportunity to continue on her spree of verbs and hone in on the patterns of word-endings. Next week we will continue to solidify this, possibly move into presente perfecto or imperfecto, and discuss commands."