Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed sections of past short essay/oral presentation assignments; subjunctive and indicative tenses; irregular verbs; and sentence structure. She was very focused on everything that we covered and did a wonderful job!"
"The student did a great job to wrap things up. We started with a verbal review of some of the words we have been working on the past few weeks (weather and emotion phrases). We then started learning some new words: rooms/areas of the house. We read through the list together, and then she practiced sounding out the Spanish words on her own -- she is getting much better at reading in Spanish!! After we'd practiced till she got them right twice in a row with no help, we moved on to matching the words. Then the student did fill-in-the-blank exercises with our new words, using her neatest handwriting. We wrapped up with some calendar work (filling in a calendar with the name of the month and the days of the week, and identifying days by their date in Spanish). She did a great job today, as always -- she has been an absolute joy to work with!"
"The student and I reviewed three essays that he had written over the previous week. He reviewed the top 100 math concepts on the SAT while I read his essays. We discussed common grammar mistakes, thesis statements, the importance of staying on topic and being aware of straying analysis, resources that are available online, vocabulary strategies in using "power" words, and wrote a practice essay. The student has a great voice as a writer. He will take a complete practice test this week, or, alternatively, one section covering each topic."
"This session the student and I covered "block 5" of vocabulary words and he made flash cards to be covered during the week. We covered math concepts, including addition and subtraction of variables, PEMDAS, and words problems. I copied basic rules for integers that the student is to be studying during the week."
"I taught lessons 23 - 29. Reviewed all terms necessary for lessons 23-29. Went over the linear equation again."
"I met with both students for our second session in Spanish tutoring. As I progress with both students, I have decided to focus on sounds/pronunciation of letters to aid in reading abilities/comprehension. In addition to spending time reading with both students, I'd like to gradually apply vocabulary acquisition in with this practice by finding readings that focus on a specific topic or theme per each session. The first student and I began by reading down the pronunciation of Spanish letters on a handy "cheat sheet" I created. We discussed the differences in sounds between the Spanish alphabet and English alphabet, as well as some of the additional letters found in the Spanish alphabet. He is a very motivated student and clearly wants to learn and be successful. The second student and I began our lesson in the same manner--with a run-through of the "cheat" sheet I prepared with pronunciations of the Spanish. She breezed through these with quite a bit of ease."