Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on the student's homework which dealt with the concepts of atomic #, atomic weight, mass #, and how to use the periodic table of elements to calculate subatomic particle quantities. We finished quickly, so we reviewed the notes, and I taught him some new concepts, like ions and valence electrons."
"We reviewed the basic nature of the four primary financial statements (BS, IS, CFS, SSE). Additionally, we reviewed his textbook and I was able to get a general feel for the expectations of his course. We also agreed that in the future, prior to each session, he will provide some general subject areas he would like to work on so that I can prepare any materials or examples that might help."
"Reviewed weather and clothing and learned some new clothing items. We also discussed how to say "I'm hungry" and "I would like..."various things to eat. She seems to be remembering what we're discussing. I think she does better with things she likes."
"Student 1 finished up her homework while I reviewed the essay she had completed. We continued working through some of the math sections. I emphasized that often the questions were loaded with extra information or worded to make them "more difficult than they actually are." We focused largely on geometry. Student 2 indicated that flashcards "don't work for her", so I encouraged her to research applications on her phone to build her vocabulary in preparation for the verbal section. We will continue to work on the essay-writing portion next week, but began discussing her feelings about writing and the strategy of her approach this week."
"The student has a test tomorrow, so we reviewed over things he has done since the beginning of the course. This included solving for x, angle addition, line segments, and most importantly proofs. We did a couple proof examples and he was able to power right through them."
"The student has a grammar test on commas this Friday. We went back over all comma rules in his textbook, and he took a practice test that I emailed him before the session. We corrected the test; he missed a few, so I had him look back at the rules so that he would see why the comma was or was not needed in the sentence. Since the Latin teacher returned today, we can resume our work in Latin, as well as in English, during the next tutoring session."