Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Is understanding basic concepts of building triangles, but needs more practice to be able to answer more complicated questions. Had some trouble with x and y intercepts and graphing, but just needs more practice as well."
"Today the student and I worked on the new Spanish chapter. We reviewed his homework, which was translating sentences. We went over the grammar for the unit, which was the future tense and the subjunctive used in expression of doubt."
"In this session, the student went through her new vocabulary list of words commonly seen on the SSAT. We discussed each of the words as well as came up with an example for each one. We then played the matching vocabulary game first with the new words only and then mixing the new and old words. The student did very well with this Vocabulary. Next, we did the last two editing stories in her workbook. Lastly, we worked through practice Math concepts regarding charts, graphing, and Geometry."
"The student and I worked on his Spanish vocabulary today. I've noticed that his spelling needs work in English and in Spanish. We'll keep building his vocabulary, because he understands the grammar rules just fine. I'll check in with him again about Algebra next week, and it may be something we'll want to spend time on during our sessions."
"Over the weekend, the student asked me about the structure of a question for her photography class, and I emailed her a breakdown of the questions. She was able to get that assignment completed before I arrived this morning. When I arrived, we worked on the photography assignments. She took a quiz (it said that there was a short-answer question at the end, which she wanted my help with, but it turned out that there were only multiple choice questions which she did on her own). We finalized her paper comparing the daguerreotype that she bought with a prominent one and dated the picture (according to the professor's feedback on her rough draft). We also worked on two discussion questions for that class."
"Exam review. Focused on graphing piece wise functions, and combination functions. Reviewed past test questions, and practice questions for test on Friday. Needs more practice and confidence in attempting questions. Will also need to review previous content to reinforce concepts for future topics. Feeling more confident after today's session."
"I took the student through a few exercises to gauge his English skills. He demonstrates an amazing understanding of English. He has a good handle on basic vocabulary. I will continue to see how much vocabulary he knows, improve his pronunciation, and focus on developing his writing skills."
"MATH: - Working with integers (new term) - Division: working with quotients with decimals. ENGLISH: - Reviewed vocab list - Reading comprehension strategies: active reading, paraphrasing, underlining - Reviewed synonyms strategy. HW: - Look up vocab and study"
"Public speaking practice: both students read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address aloud several times in a recorded session. After several readings with discussion and coaching, the students read T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". Discussion of differences between reading prose and poetry; line breaks, breath control, pacing. They each improved considerably during the session as they gained familiarity with the material and incorporated comments and observations into subsequent recitations. Assigned them Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech for the next session."
"This session, the student worked on mathematical achievement and reading comprehension. We reviewed and discussed the problems he got incorrect. I gave him 2 homework assignments to complete by Friday (timed: mathematical achievement and essay composition)."
"Today, the student and I discussed muscle relaxants, neuromuscular blockers, histamine antagonists, and uricosurics. High uric acid concentrations in the blood are the cause of gout and uricosurics help reduce those high concentrations. Histamine is an inflammatory molecule released at the site of injury or allergic reaction. Histamine antagonists, or anti-histamines, lessen the amount of redness, swelling, and pain associated with histamine release. Finally, muscle relaxants are used to stop muscle spasms and spasticity, and neuromuscular blockers are used to induce paralysis, which limits the bodies motion during surgery, for example."
"In today's lesson, the student and I first discussed the questions I had posed him last week about Guantanamo Bay. We then discussed the outline of his paper about Guantanamo Bay and I had him write an outline. I then made sure he renewed the several books on the topic that he has checked out. We then discussed his project about the U.S. civil rights movement and I had him go online and find some images to write responses to."