Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student said that he is feeling more comfortable during French class at school. I taught him about how to conjugate a verb of the 1st and 3rd group at the present tense (mnemonics). We reviewed the pronouns. I taught the adjectives and differences in endings depending on the gender. Basics phonics continued. I had the student express himself in French using simple sentences. We reviewed some vocabulary (family, school). He is not available Saturday for his next lesson, so I will see him on Monday February 8. Next time I will focus more on having him talk in French."
"We began the tutoring session by reading Walt Whitman's 'O Captain! My Captain!' and discussing potential test questions if we were the committee. I think he's warming up to poetry! I then timed him on reading comprehension questions, and showed him the different types of questions (such as main idea and inference) that might appear on the exam. We moved on to analogies and brainstormed the different kinds of analogies. I brought another list of Latin roots and I'm going to keep bringing harder words because he really enjoys discovering derivatives from Latin. After a break, we worked on fundamental geometry such as triangles and Pythagorean theorems. We finished by doing more timed math exercises related to geometry."
"Reviewed and edited journal on mass extinction and researched evidence to support volcanic hypothesis - specifically evidence from teams at Princeton University. Encouraged critical thinking and problem solving skills to interpret known data and determine relevancy to each hypothesis. Edited answers for two quizzes on the history of mammals and early Cretaceous life forms."
"During this session I prepared my client for her Calculus test which was mainly focused on the volume of a solid created by revolving a function about an axis. She was given various example problems in school, and I was able to go through each one of them with. Initially she was having troubles identifying the boundaries and inner and outer radius, but after working through many examples she eventually figured it out. At the end of this session, I was certain that she was ready for the test."
"Today, I spent time assessing her problem solving. Going forward, I am going to identify the text used last year with this class so that we can find examples of "concept" questions and materials to help her identify which sorts of concept questions she needs to cover."
"I covered expansionary and contractionary fiscal and monetary policy and how they affect other parts of the economy. I reviewed pages in the book to double check to make sure the answers were correct. He was able to understand the pattern for most of the other effects."