Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over more SAT strategies such as back-solving and picking numbers for variables. We also worked on word problems, particularly with fractions and percents. The student did well with the percents but the fraction problems were a bit more challenging so I'll bring some more examples next time."
"Worked with the student on Algebra homework. Material included simple equations with one variable. Areas of concern were bookkeeping and being diligent in writing down the problem (and signs associated with the problem) correctly. Also, word problems were an area of concern. We did several example word problems and tried to devise a plan for him to accurately set up word problems in the future, particularly where to assign the variable in each problem. Also did a brief look ahead into next week's work and tried a few example problems to prepare him for upcoming material."
"We focused on reading and reading comprehension this class. The student read "Shivery Shark" and then summarized it after we finished. She then answered two written questions about the story- holding her pencil correctly. Her printing is improving! We also played a game of Go Fish to practice some basic math facts. Began working on another clock worksheet-telling time to the nearest five minutes."
"I quizzed the student on the materials we covered last week. Then, we went over Newton's Laws in order to prepare him for the quiz tomorrow. Then for an hour, I taught him how to calculate increase/decrease percentage from various example problems and how to apply the percentage calculation in order to find the probability of certain events. I will quiz him on the percentage-related problems to wrap things up then cover more arithmetic materials. For our three minute calculation challenge, he got a better result than the one from the last session. Also, it seems like he is becoming more confident of his math skills. I would like to make him practice more with division calculations since he is not a big fan of them and tries to avoid them."
"Today we reviewed the basic concepts of electromagnetic interaction. We went back and applied the rules to the student's homework and practice problems, all of which the student had done correctly prior to the session. The student's stated goal is to make his solutions not just correct, but legible and clearly display the solution path."
"The student is doing really well in her lessons, and has acquired language very quickly. However, she is starting to confuse words and forget some of her early knowledge. This is very normal, and I plan to combat it by doing a few weeks of simple review sessions instead of introducing new material."