Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on reading comprehension tools. We read a story, summarized the story, took notes and drew pictures. We then answered several questions regarding the story, using our tools. We did this process for 3 stories and sets of questions. Behavior was great- after 3 questions the student was allowed to tell me a story or look up a picture. We continued to use the timer."
"During our first session, I went over the student's diagnostic exam (1st test from the \prep guide). She scored a 27. I taught her a new strategy for the English section, and we reviewed her wrong answers for both the English and Math sections."
"I brought in a sample writing section to show the student a good example of the type of question and response she might expect to see and write on her upcoming exam. We went over different rhetorical devices that she could use in her essay to help convey her points better, as well as develop her writing using more advanced techniques. I was able to critique two papers that she had written previously for class; we went over some consistency issues with pluralizing and tense."
"More on chain rule and when to apply the rule. We looked at how to use the chain rule graphically. Finished off briefly discussing the derivatives of periodic functions and creating a table for the unit circle."
"In our second session we reviewed as many anatomy questions as possible on the most recent topics covered in the student's lectures. I had e-mailed many practice questions to her after our first visit. She previewed the questions prior to each lecture. Our strategy is to teach her how to anticipate the topics that will most likely be on her exams, as well as clarify topics for her. I left 75 practice questions with her for our next session. I have no major concerns for this session."
"Excellent session today! The student and I continued our handling of the present tense of the verb "sum" and of the predicate, and he handled both superbly. We also had a quick review of the principle of subject-verb agreement. He demonstrated a strong command of vocabulary throughout the lesson. Great job today!"