Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student struggled on his quiz. We reviewed the items he remembered from the quiz that he knew he missed (a sign of a great math student - remembering problems you miss). We prepped for the next week, focusing on complex solutions and limits."
"The student and I finished editing the first draft of her 7 page Great Gatsby paper. We focused on achieving better organization and flow through effective transitions, and we also discussed how she could improve her writing through more intuitive syntax and diction choices."
"The student and I spent this afternoon working on Physics problems in preparation for her final tomorrow. We finished her review packet and did some practice problems for the ones that were most likely to show up on the test."
"* completed Question of the Day * completed a portion of SAT math practice II on test prep website * completed a portion of SAT math subject test questions on website. We completed several math practice questions, primarily from the SAT math subject test I, which covers algebra and geometry. She was strong on the algebra, but had room for improvement with geometry. We will spend a session reviewing geometric properties and identities addressed in the SAT prep booklet. Tomorrow she will complete the diagnostic test, which I will evaluate during the week and address next weekend."
"First session with the student. We reviewed his oral presentation on Hamlet, and worked on developing a more specific thesis and elaborating on his evidence. Reviewed the rubric for the assignment, and worked on improving each area. "
"We went over a lengthy homework problem she was working that covered circle theorems, and also included some previous triangle ones she had to remember. She has her chapter 11 test tomorrow and feels comfortable with the subjects."
"The student worked on World History. We first went over some of the previous things that I taught him. He seems to be retaining the information quite well according to my post assessments. We then continued the session by going over the rise and fall of ancient Rome."
"This session was spent on passage reading. We spent about an hour on passage reading from the exam book and the other half reading small articles from a magazine. The student was able to extract the general idea from magazine passages but had trouble identifying logical structure within paragraphs. We talked for a bit about how to find paragraph organization when it's unclear, and then we looked at short passages from the exam upper level most of which he was able to handle without issue."
"The student scored an impressive 31 on his independent practice science test, giving him a composite average above 30 for the entire practice ACT. Having completed our full content review to outstanding results, we began practicing under testing conditions: silent and timed. In this session, he completed a reading section, scoring 31, and an English section, scoring 26. The low English score was disheartening, especially since it is typically a strong subject for him, but he also had nearly 15 minutes remaining when he declared completion, so taking it a little slower next time should allow him to double-check his work more thoroughly."
"The student and I went over her math homework on percent change, percent increase, and percent decrease. The student did very well. We then went over her Spanish homework, which covered the conjugation of querer (to want), sometimes followed by infinitive verb forms, and the use of subject pronouns and object pronouns in Spanish. After she finished her Spanish worksheets, I quizzed her on her Spanish vocab and phrases. I recommended that she make flashcards to help cement these words/phrases in her mind."
"General test information and overview regarding strategies; full review of math concepts, except geometry and probability points (to be done on Sunday); some (very) basic details regarding the verbal and writing sections (to be expanded upon next time)."
"The student and I reviewed her geometry homework that was past due. We specifically worked on translation of points in coordinate planes, rotational symmetry, and dilation. She seemed to understand the concepts well."