Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"To start off this week's session, the student and I started with some reading. The student read a non-fiction passage aloud and summarized each paragraph verbally as we went. Then she used the skills we'd worked on last time to write a few words/phrases next to each paragraph that mentions the main points, and then she combined those into a paragraph-long summary of the passage. She did an excellent job! After that, we moved on to some multiple-choice math problems, and finished with some multiplication times tests."
"The student and I reviewed for his biology final exam tomorrow. We went through the chapters that he was having the most difficulty with: inheritance and genetics and DNA/RNA replication/transcription/translation chapters. We also went through most of his old test questions. We reviewed the concept of DNA replication, transcription, and translation pretty thoroughly. The student asked questions when he was confused and progress was great overall."
"The student had a social studies test coming up the following week, so we worked on the chapter being tested. We read through 2 of the chapter's 3 lessons in our 1 hour session, pausing to discuss and review key points and vocabulary after each paragraph or subsection. I focused on helping her absorb the overall content or "main point" of a paragraph instead of just trying to recall a list of details."
"We reviewed some of the more verbal topics of the test and then moved on to some of the more puzzle or visual-oriented ones. The student did an excellent job. Some of the tasks are a little difficult in that he has to be able to record certain images or symbols accurately and with little direction, so we worked primarily on that. He had a lot of improvement in these two 30 minute sessions from his previous ones."
"Today the student and I reviewed waves as well as sound with great detail. The student demonstrated improvement in his ability to both conceptually and mathematically understand waves and their interaction phenomena. Additionally, at the end of the session, we went over a few kinematics problems as review because he had recently lost points on practice tests due to these topics. He is going to take many tests over his spring break and we will continue to strive as we approach test day."
"Tonight, the student and I worked through two games from practice test, 34. This allowed us the opportunity to review the overall method for Logic Games, in particular how to use previous work to eliminate answers in harder questions. We also were able to return to our discussion of Formal Logic, using a grouping game that was, essentially, purely Formal Logic. Before next session, he is going to do at least two practice tests and blind review them."