Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I discussed strategies to use during the assessment test. We discussed pedagogy and contemporary issues in schools. To build on the session, he will read one suggested book and review the teachings of Vygotsky and Bandura."
"We went over carbon compounds for a science test later in the week. It covered carbohydrates, proteins, and sugars; isomers; naming alkanes/alkenes/alkynes. The student will be going over math and factoring with her mom."
"The student and I had a big discussion today about how to proceed. We're going to continue to work together to build the student's skills for the remainder of this semester and identify strategies to help him succeed. I wrote a note for him to forward to his professor."
"-Working with percentiles - How to solve inequalities with fractions and negative signs - Reviewed adding and subtracting with positive and negative numbers - Reviewed adding and subtracting fractions"
"The student and I discussed time-saving strategies for long verbal passages (read first and last paragraphs thoroughly but skim middle; pay special attention to phrasing around blank for sentence completions) and reviewed high-yield math topics/equations."
"Student 1 and I worked for the first thirty minutes. We covered a few quizzes and after that focused on her final review covering everything she has done up to this point. Student 2 and I spent two hours reviewing for his Calculus test. We spent the vast majority of our time working through first and second derivative tests and how to relate all the graphs together: f(x), f'(x), and f''(x). After we got that down we worked the other direction in that we drew graphs from numbers. He understood the information very well."
"The student and I did more SAT test review. We went over the testing techniques I've been encouraging him to use (What To Find, How To Find, What To Know; read the problem twice; problem selecting; refocusing; reviewing/rechecking problems). First he did some SAT multiple choice problems; we reviewed them; and then we worked on some free response. I know he can score well on the test."
"Physics: reviewed for exam on Friday. Uniform circular motion overview and sample multiple choice problems. Universal gravitation sample multiple choice problems. Reviewed forces and kinematics of an object down an incline."
"At the close of our last session, I asked the student to review new vocabulary and to complete the multiple choice writing section of practice test #10 so that we could go over it and grade it. True to her dream of becoming a journalist, her writing score was strong, in the 650-750 range. We will be completing a timed essay next session in order to get a more complete picture of where she's at with this. As math seems to be the place where she gets stuck the most, we continued to review practice test questions and then reinforce core concepts with examples from the study guide, as well as outside sources. She is developing good test taking habits when it comes to keeping thoughts recorded on the paper rather than in her head, and she knows when and how to use her calculator."
"The student and I reviewed her math homework. She seems to be doing a lot better on fractions. After the homework, we did a short reading passage and answered some questions. Finally, we spent the last 30 minutes of the session making vocab flashcards to help with her vocabulary."
"Today we continued discussing trigonometric functions. We solved several problems that required us to choose the correct function based on the knowns that were provided. I also explained what was meant by the inverse functions and how they work."
"Today we reviewed the student's assignments from last time; Multiplication and division using 10s, 100s, 1000s, and finding coordinates on a plane. We also reviewed finding the perimeter and area of a quadrilateral. In addition, she worked on fractions with like denominators and reducing or finding mixed number answers. Her assignment before our next session is to convert mixed number fractions to non mixed number fractions and vice-versa."