Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked over Data-Based Questions (DBQs) with the student in preparation for an essay in his AP World History course. Talked about the way that we form conclusions by synthesizing all of the evidence provided with our own knowledge about the subject. Very fun and productive session."
"The student and I reviewed the reading that he completed. He didn't do as well as he hoped, so I modeled underlining and circling key parts as he reads, and he redid the questions using this technique. We also reviewed the science he completed independently and went over a few math problems. For next week, he will complete the math section that we started together."
"Homework review High frequency words (Kindergarten), alternating between reading and spelling Draw a picture and label--today they drew a machine and we labeled its parts, including a cog Listed words that rhyme with cog (such as dog). Read a story about a dog, alternating pages, practicing comprehension Spelled out words from the story."
"I worked with the student on the properties of triangles such as the sum to 180, right triangle in order to prepare for triangle congruence. After completing a few problems which contained drawn or realistic images of triangles, she absorbed the properties and their relation to supplementary angles. As assigned for HW, she has to copy the diagrams, which is an important skill in understanding geometry."
"A really wonderful session! I used knowledge from a previous Reading curriculum I've used in the past to create a lesson (and future lessons) that includes fluency, vocabulary and comprehension help. She improved so much during the first lesson and is off to a great start."
"We spent this session covering production functions and cost functions through problem set 6. We went through examples of finding returns to scale, maximizing profits and minimizing costs given a production function with two inputs. We reinforced the student's understanding of the calculus necessary for these problems, and went through the intuitive reasoning for why the LaGrange multiplier can be used to maximize/minimize some function given a restraint. I again reiterated the fact that doing as many practice problems as possible is the only way to be completely prepared for the exam. I suggested that the student start doing extra problems from his book soon so that he can ask me or his professor if he gets stuck on anything."