Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We met today at the university. The first test is coming up on the 24th so we need to be sure to have everything covered in depth before then. The topics on the first test will include: domain, solving solution inequalities, solving equations, the quadratic equation, the equation of a line, solving inequalities (including absolute values), and circles. Of those topics, we went over Domain, Solving Inequalities, and Circles today. By next time, we should have covered all of the topics (next time: solving equations/inequalities). We'll meet again on Wednesday at the same time and place. Good luck on your Psychology test!"
"The student and I worked on his vocabulary writing during our session. He is becoming more confident in attempting the pronunciations of new words and is getting better at sounding words out when attempting to spell them. This is great!"
"Continued with the Math section of the assessment test - sequences and quantitative logic. The student took quickly to the former and, after some modeling on sorting symbols for comparison, the latter as well. Her reasoning skills are very good, but there is a slight tendency to rush, either with calculation or with reactions to intuition. With some more practice on pacing, I expect her to do well on these subsections after review."
"The student and I discussed his study habits, in the classroom and out. His mother asked me how I stayed organized in school, so I gave suggestions. We went over geometry (bisecting angles with a compass) and chemistry (basic atomic theory and parts of the atom), doing review questions that may end up as homework."
"During this session, we began by tracking the student's progress in his preparation for the upcoming test. First, we reviewed the summary he had written for the first section of the chapter and it seemed up to standards. After this, I had him work through a variety of diagrams. He studied them, and then I had him label them and explain them without reference to his notes. This activity really pinpointed the concepts and vocabulary he needed to review, and I subsequently made additions to his study schedule to address these issues. The remainder of our time was spent helping him to understand certain confusing concepts, so as to ensure he would study efficiently and accurately."
"The student and I started with a review of what I taught him with adding and subtracting decimals. We then moved on to multiplying and diving decimals. We also started with the basics of geometry. He's really great at math, and I'm enjoying pushing him to higher levels of comprehension."
"Today we went over the student's homework. She memorized and wrote sentences for one hundred more vocabulary words since our last meeting. Her sentences were very well-written and creative. We also worked on the final math section that will be on the test, completing a timed practice test. The student tried very hard to stay on schedule, allowing approximately one minute per question. Her test-taking strategies are on par with both timing and accuracy. We went over her answers for the practice test, and next time we will work on more reading comprehension."
"Today the student and I began by reviewing her exam from last week. She did great on it, and feels confident in the wake of it, which is great to see. We then completed all of her homework in the new sections (theory/applications of the natural log). She did very well and breezed through most of the material."
"The student and I worked on math and science. We also need to work on copying the problem down correctly. I'm keeping track of some of the claims the student makes about his teachers and writing them down to see what come of it in the future. The final thing that I've been working on, which is helpful."
"The student and I broke down an entire reading section today. We tried out different strategies and used different methods and motivators to understand those passages with harder material and do well on them. I also gave Kate 2 sheets with the breakdown of the ACT math section as well as all of the basic formulas needed to do well."
"Today, I met with the student, and went over what his strengths and weaknesses, regarding the standardized test. We began by reviewing a bit of the basics and then started taking a practice test. The verbal reasoning portion went well; he is very good at using the process of elimination, to figure out the correct answers. There were some vocabulary words that he needed help with, so I recommended making some flash cards to review for the test. The quantitative reasoning portion also went very well, that is his strong point, so we spent the last hour on the essay portion. We figured out how to dissect the prompt, and then organize the essay. I assigned him to finish the essay, and then we will review it the next time I see him. I am excited to see his progress and to continue working with him, toward his test."
"Review dialogue: one on one conversation using basic greetings practice ABCs and short sentences name fruits and colors, drawing"