Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has not yet taken his tests for biology and algebra, so we reviewed for those tests. He is supposed to take them tomorrow morning. Next session we will move into the second section of his course materials for each course. I will also teach him the biology material using the assigned lesson plans."
"The student and I continued to focus on some of the more challenging SAT math problems last night. She is very solid in math and only struggles with the last few tricky problems in each practice test. She had completed a test and we went over the ones she missed, talking through the thinking behind each one. I had pulled some particularly wordy and seemingly complicated problems from my own book and she also worked on these, solving almost all of them correctly on her own. As the problems in question aren't from any particular math topic, we are trying to get through as many as we can, so that she has the most experience with the math portion. We decided to stop at one hour yesterday and will do the second hour today to spread out the time. She is taking the test this Saturday. "
"This was the first session with the student. As a diagnostic, we worked through a sample French I "final" exam. We'll be going back to a French I textbook, supplemented with focused grammar instruction. The student also has access to a language program on CD. I recommend that she spend 20-30 mins per day working with the CDs to improve her pronunciation and her fluency with the language."
"The student and I reviewed several lessons from chapter 7. We reviewed similar triangles, the angle bisector theorem, and the properties of similar triangles. The student's ability to set up correct algebraic equations and solving them has improved greatly. He is also starting to gain a better understanding of how to apply geometric principles when proving statements."
"Today I timed him on a full test. He did extremely well overall. Every section was finished with time left over. We need to work on estimation when divining numbers in the thousands. Also need to review capitalization. He was able to self correct his errors but needs to read a little more slowly and carefully. Overall very bright student with great potential."
"We went over the rest of the subject material for the student's exam. We will focus on Math next session. We made great progress with the material and the student has a fairly good understanding of the concepts."