Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today with the student he worked on outlining a Research Proposal that he needed to complete for his English class. We decided that a good topic for him to write on would be the effects of video games on children, because he needed a controversial topic that wasn't too broad and had a lot of research done on it. I showed him how to use some of the researching tools that the library provides, and how to narrow down search terms."
"Math: greater than/less than comparisons, using the numbers in a sentence with <, > as well (hint: left hand when you make an L with your fingers, tilt it to the side, makes the < sign, Left Less than..) Also worked with money to do groupings of 10- trade 10 pennies in to make a dime, 10 dimes to make a dollar. Reading: Read "Play Ball"-- ask comprehension questions throughout the story. Assigned a few pages of her workbook, try to read every day for 10 minutes!"
"Worked on homework assignments. Looked at differentiation techniques including quotient rule and logarithms. Also looked at population growth. Had a good understanding of the material, just makes some minor errors (dropping negative signs, dropping an x, etc.)."
"We worked on ACT this week! I had both girls review a little with each subject, then settled down to work on Math and Science, and a little bit of reading. We discussed strategy and both are under strict orders to do as much practice as possible tonight. They are also supposed to take tomorrow off from as much academic stuff as possible. They were both more comfortable with the test than our last session a while back, and both seemed to find the science and math easier. They should do well on Saturday, especially if they put in the time to study this evening."
"Reviewed 30-60-90 triangles and common trigonometric values. The student learned the basic properties and fundamentals of logarithms, it felt like she gained a firm understanding in this area. She recently discovered some very useful flashcards which we started going through."
"We continued a review of subjunctive and imperative moods. I introduced the conditional tense structure and usage."