Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I quizzed the student on his Math Chapter 2 (publisher website has workbook pages that parents can download, I have the ones from chapter 2). I also tested him on his knowledge of -ar verbs -- not just what they mean, but their conjugations (I would give him a pronoun and a conjugated -ar verb, he would tell me what it meant in English)."
"The student and I worked on linear equations this week. She has a quiz today and a test on Friday, and I think she's very well-prepared. We spent most of the session going through a packet of review problems; she had a bit of trouble with some of the algebra at first, but as soon as we'd gotten past the first couple, she really knew what she was doing. We reviewed the basic concepts related to linear equations (slope, y-intercept, x-intercept, standard form, etc.) and then I had her describe to me the process of finding each of those things based on the information given. She seemed pretty confident in the material, so I think she'll do great on her quiz and test this week!"
"Second to last day. We studied History for the student's final exam. We created double column notes and used flashcards to help organize terms and people. We also began looking at extra credit homework in math so she can focus on studying next time."
"We went over the student's weak areas, especially math, and got a feel for the analogy questions. In the time in between sessions, the student worked on a few analogy and math practice sections that we then went over in the afternoon."
"The student and I briefly went over a writing passage that involved altering sentences within the passage to make it flow better. We mostly spent the session going over numerous practice math problems, with the student taking a timed section and reviewing the questions he missed and/or had trouble with. He should be in good shape for the SAT within a few sessions."
"We continued working through problems, practicing setting up problems and reviewing physics material when necessary. Her problem setting up ability is showing significant improvement and she is also getting more confident with the material."
"First session. The student took a practice math test and explained problem-solving process for each question while I took notes. Identified areas of strength and weakness for building a plan for future sessions. Key areas I noted to work on: writing out work, working backward from possible answers (both test-taking strategies); need to review percents, averages, and some math vocabulary; preview functions. Will also plan to do some work with the reading/writing sections of the test."
"The student and I reviewed Physics today. We went over Homework 3.3, focusing on finding resultant vectors. She did a good job diagramming the problems and doing vector addition. We also reviewed her last test and concluded that she needs to spend more time practicing conceptual questions."
"Today we worked on two sections of the exam. The quantitative and reading comprehension. I timed him on both sections. He did well time-wise. We will review more next time."
"Assessed the student's current level and ability in multiplication. Reviewed terms: array, factor, product. Completed a multiplication chart. Reviewed skills and completed homework. He was very honest about what he understands and where he needs help. We were able to get a better understanding of lattice multiplication."
"Went over another practice test the student took. We have a month to go before his exam, and need to get him over his 640 plateau. Some of his questions were admittedly very difficult, but a review of sentence correction and data sufficiency should help boost that score."
"We went over reading and math ACT questions again. There was significant progress from the first session to our last. I think she will do very well on the reading, and if she memorizes the functions we discussed for math she will do very well on math as well. All in all a great three sessions."