Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started review for his Discrete Mathematics class. Topics included sequences, set notation, and proof by induction. The induction proofs were only the basic ones and the ones by divisibility. There were no proof by induction for inequalities."
"I started this session with the student by going over the endings for "ar" verbs and "ir"/"er" verbs. He picked up on these very quickly and we moved on after 10 minutes or so. We next went over common words such as "the", "a", "of" and "from". After briefly practicing these words, we moved on to ser and estar. We practiced utilizing ser and estar in various sentences and the different situations in which you would use each word. We ended the session by going over his current vocabulary for class. By the end of the session he seemed to have a full understanding of how to conjugate "ar", "ir" and "er" verbs. He also showed rapid improvement in his vocabulary."
"In my first session with the student we talked about the basics of the SAT and ACT. He is taking both, but the ACT is a month sooner so we will be tackling that first. He is not concerned about the math portion, but he will be taking a diagnostic test soon so we can see where he is in regards to the English and Writing sections. After talking about general approaches for the ACT (always guess, knowing all the instructions, how to stay engaged with the passages etc.) we discussed specific things to do for the Reading section, and did some practice together. We also talked about how he should start studying vocabulary for both tests (although the SAT is much more vocab heavy) and how he should approach that."
"Today we went over the sections she had done over the weekend. She did pretty well with them. We kept working through some more science practice sections and talked a little bit more about how to approach it in thought process."
"Today's session was basically a review session to go over all the test taking strategies that the student and I have practiced over the last month. Furthermore, we went over some final strategies and walk through to better prepare her for her test tomorrow."
"The student and I spent some time going over the Eclipse application. I taught him how to use the debugger to look at different variables at points in the application using "breakpoints." We also talked about the difference between instance and method variables, and how Java treats the two."