Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student and I worked on word parts worksheets for the Verbal section. For math, we reviewed adding and subtracting with decimal points, which was being covered at her school at this time. We also worked on geometry by learning different types of quadrilaterals. Lastly, we discussed the proper format of an essay and brainstormed ideas for a paragraph she had to write."
"The student and I worked on math by reviewing a really neat way to do word problems. She was able to use either algebra or a chart to try out answers. We also took a look at how to do research for a science project. I helped her define the terms of her project so she could do specific research with high quality references."
"Solving systems of equations, simplifying radicals, dealing with negative exponents, applying the quadratic formula, finding vertical and horizontal asymptotes, properties of odd and even functions and fractions with functions of multiple degrees, and properties of inverse functions."
"Progressively eliminated choices until we had settled on one prompt to respond to for the essay, then used the self-inventory to help construct an outline that directly addressed the prompt. He expressed willingness to do a rough draft on his own and next session should involve editing that draft into a finished product."
"Today, the student and I discussed his goals and what he expects to get from tutoring, which is to have the ability to write with depth and clarity, as well as organize his thoughts. We discussed his concerns, and what he's reading in class now. We also reviewed a recent writing project he submitted and discussed editing techniques, and what is and isn't working in his recent assignment."
"We reviewed vocab and went over a listening exercise. I suggested that the student take notes when she listens to a lengthier listening exercise to be able to pick out details and context clues. This way, she doesn't have to memorize all the details in one go and can answer some of the questions right off the bat."