Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Conducted online. Has a test on uses of the dative and surrounding concepts soon, so we went over a number of uses of the dative (purpose, possession, indirect object, double dative, w/ adjectives) and translated a number of model sentences to illustrate how the different uses are employed in practice."
"During this session, we covered triangles and finding their properties (angles, lengths, etc.). Because some of the problems give limited information and were presented in the form of multiple variables, we had to review how to solve systems of equations as well."
"Today we continued working on graphs and reading them as well as one more section on probability. We also reviewed adding and subtracting fractions a little bit. We've started working a lot on word problems, and recognizing what words mean which operations. We finished up with a grammar review on end marks - using exclamation points vs. periods vs. question marks."
"During this session the student and I worked on her Honors Algebra II final exam packet. We completed most of it. The answers were given by the teacher so we checked what we did to make sure it was correct."
"I worked with the student for one hour, listening for awkward sentences that might appear unclear or confusing to the reader, having her correct grammar, syntax and word choice shortcomings, with hints and suggestions that allowed her to do find the solutions. At other times, however, I would model for her how to improve a sentence, paragraph, or establish a better transition. In addition, I had her practice using a dictionary, thesaurus, and grammar book so that she might be able to use these resources on her own for future reference. We were able to complete her second draft of her commentary paper, such that the paper would be academically acceptable. She is doing her best to adjust to her coursework demands."
"Today we continued working on the subjunctive, but now with our irregular target verbs, starting with etre. I asked the student to conjugate etre on the board in present, passe compose, imparfait, future, and conditional. We also went over plus-que-parfait and futur anterieur with etre, and then I showed him the subjunctive. Then we worked on our new target verb ouir (to hear). I asked him to conjugate it in present, passe compose, and imparfait. Then we added the future tense."