Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on grammar exercises related to the SAT writing section. We discussed improving sentences, recognizing sentence errors, and avoiding wordiness through written and multiple choice practice. At our next meeting, we plan to review and discuss his second practice test."
"Completed Math worksheets and helped the student understand adding and subtracting integers. Worked on completing Social Studies study guide while reviewing Babylonian, Assyrian, and Israelite civilizations."
"The student was able to get help from his teacher concerning the dihybrid crosses without the use of Punnett squares so he felt comfortable explaining the process to me and came out with the right answers. We worked on a blood typing worksheet and he was able to answer the word problems with ease. We also reviewed sections 11.5-11.7 and worked on 1-5 of the self quiz in the back of the book."
"Finished the building construction book and began work on the Fire Services Management book. We worked through the first three chapters and discussed how best to improve retention for this book. "
"The student and I went through the chapter on the circulatory system in preparation for the two quizzes he'll be taking early next week. We discussed the key differences between the CNS and the PNS, and also drew parallels between the arrangement of the nervous system and cardiovascular system."
"Aided study for English final. Reviewed vocabulary study guides. Built thesis statements around vocabulary words - completed 3. Worked on specific thesis and body paragraphs for short essay portion of test. Completed first essay. Assigned two others and vocal review."
"The student and I reviewed for her final exam. We focused on finding values of trig functions. We reviewed matrices and quadratic equations. The student was able to differentiate between various types of functions. We also reviewed log and exponential functions and how to solve equations involving the two. She is definitely ready and capable of doing well on her final."
"The student had just begun a new unit on the Presidency that day. We reviewed what they had discussed in class and began writing notes together for some of the topics that will be covered later in the unit, such as the qualifications to be President, Constitutional powers of the President, the 22nd and 25th amendments, the informal powers of the President, the role of the President in foreign policy, and the War Powers Resolution."
"To begin our session, I had the student complete a very difficult test I had created for him based on what I had seen of his previous tests. The test I created was essentially a distillation of all of the most difficult problems the student could potentially face on a real test. The rest of the session was spent working through each problem in the test, so that the student would be more comfortable with the material. By the end, the student did seem to understand the concepts better, and he was able to successfully apply the knowledge and problem solving strategies I had taught him to correctly answer difficult questions that I posed to him. We will continue to work on the material we covered today until the student is 100% comfortable with it; my goal is that the real test is so easy for him that he finds it boring."
"The student and I spent the majority of the session working on math review sheets. We discussed single-step and multi-step algebra problems, coordinate graphing, and reviewed vocabulary lists from the past three weeks. Additionally, she completed two reading comprehension passages. Next week, we plan to discuss strategies for reading comprehension, review a new vocab list, and continue with the mathematics achievement section of the ISEE practice test."
"The student's homework was very simple for him to do so we ran through it quickly. We then moved on to reviewing what he has been doing and he seemed to understand it all."
"We worked through the student's homework problems, which reviewed the recent sections in preparation for her upcoming test. I picked out a few extra problems for her to practice the areas, and by the end of our session her knowledge of the material was good. If she practices on her own between now and the test, she should do quite well."