Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Started the tutoring session with the student asking about how his classes went. I got to know the basics that the English teacher and the History teacher expected out of their students. We also looked at the student's grades and went over a basic plan of what to do in future tutoring sessions. We then took a look at some late work that needed to be done and handed in. I went over the work with the student and had him finish the work while I was there. We meet up again on Monday. I gave him an assignment to turn in the work and see if there is anything else he can do to improve his grade by Friday because that is the end of the marking period."
"The student and I began prepping for her test which takes place next Thursday. The test covers chapter 10 in her text book, so we went over questions from sections 1 and 2 of that chapter. We discussed what it means for two variables to be correlated, and how to judge if variables are strongly or weakly correlated. We practiced entering raw data into her calculator, and then manipulating the data (X^2, Y^2, XY, etc.) so that we could input their sums into the appropriate equations. We also practiced finding certain Y values based on an X value, after finding the regression equation, or best fit line. She struggled with computing the denominator in the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, so we'll focus on that at our next meeting."
"In this session, the student and I worked on his one-page book report assignment. He was able to complete the assignment during our session. We worked on developing a more sophisticated writing style as well as making sure to thoroughly answer the questions asked. He is starting to correct himself more when he makes grammatical errors, and his ability to think more critically about a text is improving. Next week, we will focus more on Spanish vocabulary and listening comprehension. Next session: Wed., Dec. 5 at 5:30 PM."
"Revision of concavity and critical points, rates of change, applications of exponential growth and decay. Briefly went over related rates and linear approximation. Study should now be focused on practice of questions. The concepts are well understood and the overall progress is good."
"Today, we reviewed the homework I gave her last session. She read the book and went over all the words and vocabulary as well as grammar that she didn't understand. We worked on the pronunciation in English. I told her she needs to practice more by reading to improve vocabulary and pronunciation. We had conversation table in English as well. She completed her homework in English."
"The student and I reviewed some of the PIN and PITA algebra questions that I had assigned him for homework. He is feeling more confident with these strategies. I gave him a set of questions from the GMAT Math book for homework. We then turned back to sentence correction, finishing the topics. I told him to take a second look at the questions in sets 2 and 3 and to review any questions he had gotten incorrect. I also assigned set 4. We reviewed his essay, which was much better this time around. He is going to do another essay for homework as well. We finished our session by reviewing one reading comprehension passage that he found challenging. We are going to continue talking about RC as needed, as he will be practicing it on his own."