Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered four topics in total, bringing our count up to 15 completed lessons. Today's topics included right triangle trigonometry, equations of lines, graphing, quadrilaterals, and rectangles. He, again, did very well with the work, and is on his way to completing this course in record time. "
"The student is making good progress. He is doing well during tutoring sessions. His sounding out of words is definitely above average. He has good retention of the spelling of words, even of spelling test words from weeks ago. He is also highly motivated to do phonics workbook pages--up to ten a session."
"We started the session by working through the science section of a practice ACT. We went over the steps when approaching the various types of problems and ways that the student can save time by only reading what she must on questions that provide large amounts of extraneous information. Next, she worked through the section and turned to me, when necessary, to help her with more difficult questions. Finally, we worked on focusing on key words in questions in order to find the answer that exactly satisfies the requirements of the question. She became much better at data interpretation questions and missed a lot fewer questions due to missing details in questions by the end of our session."
"In this last session, the student and I reviewed the math sections on the two practice tests that he had taken. We went through the questions that he had missed, and he seemed to understand the concepts when we broke down the questions into simpler steps."
"The student received a 97% on the English test she studied for during the last session. This session was spent studying for an upcoming math test over fractions. The student seemed to remember and master most vocabulary and strategies. She also practiced creating a main idea and supporting details from a passage read with a graphic organizer which will help her organize her writing in general and also help her to create her writing for the state language arts test."
"Reviewed the information covered last session and started work on converting decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals. Began simplifying fractions and decimals and determining the greatest common factor between two numbers and how we use prime numbers to do this. Also performed simple algebra by finding the "missing" number in an arithmetic operation."
"The student had a great deal of reading assigned for her Thursday classes. We were able to complete the material for her Politics class (2 chapters), and got about half way through the first of 2 chapters assigned for her Public Policy class. We concluded by making a detailed to do list/schedule for her for Thursday, which included her appointments, classes, errands, and remaining reading."
"We spent this session discussing the student's needs for her thesis research. Then we spent the rest of the session going over the basics of the software. In particular we looked at how to add data and define variables. Since it is such an extensive program, we are going to focus on only the parts that are directly applicable to her survey data. We talked a little about analysis options which we will focus on for the next session."
"I helped the student study for his upcoming test in algebra. We covered solving inequalities, and related topics. We also have begun to develop organizational skills in addition to getting him in the habit of "showing his work.""
"The student completed most of his assignments over the weekend. We first checked and corrected his homework before moving on to finish an especially challenging homework assignment for math, and then studied for an upcoming science test."
"Continued work on the student's Literature Research Paper concerning Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country. Specifically we worked on his 20 note cards, and paid close attention to his professor's comments concerning the previous set of note cards. So as to avoid penalties for complete sentences, we made certain to utilize exclusive "note" language. We concentrated the summary cards exclusively from the five approved sources. We strayed from any "unusual" language so as to ensure that the professor does not believe it to be anything other than his own words, and we restricted all summary cards to exclusively one page of the text."
"Covalent bonds (vs. ionic bonds). Naming of covalent compounds. Hybridization orbitals. Sigma and pi bonds, and how to draw them. Lewis structures (make sure to confirm it adds up to the total charge of the molecule). Resonance."