Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I talked about his studying habits and goals and did a general overview of what the admissions test is like before diving in to the reading section. We talked through difficult reading passages from his diagnostic to illustrate test-taking strategies for reading (taking a 5-second break, reading for trajectory, difference between where the author starts out and ends up, stereotyping the author, guessing what type of publication the passage would appear in, topic/scope/purpose, etc.)."
"The student and I reviewed some vocabulary for upcoming material in his class and translated some exercises from Latin to English by focusing on the verbs and working backward to decide what the subjects, objects and other parts of the sentences are. We also spent some time organizing some material for a speech he has to write based on the model of Cicero and classical rhetoric."
"In our final session, The student and I re-examined the structure and content of the assessment test and reviewed some overall test-taking strategies. We continued to focus on the language and verbal sections of the test while spending just a few minutes on the math (his math skills are exceptional). The student expressed a high degree of confidence about his test."
"This session we started tackling rotational physics problems. The student is very bright and knows what she is talking about so we really worked on the set up and approach to the problems."
"The additions the student made to his essay were excellent! He had entire paragraphs that were error-free! He says he worked hard on the essay, and read the passages out loud while checking for grammar errors. He also said he made less errors to begin with. The student's grammar has improved so much, and we are moving on to real writing assignments with an argumentative essay this week!"
"The student and I completed the first world in codecombat! He did an excellent job overall and was comfortably handling the concepts of loops, conditionals, arguments, and native methods by the end of tonight's session. He expressed that he would like to start working on Scratch next week because he wants to code for his school's talent show, so next week I will begin teaching him Scratch."