Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student brought his Science book today to review for his upcoming quiz, so we went over the lesson on air pollutants together. In addition to reviewing the key vocabulary and concepts, I also added supplemental knowledge to help his understanding of the material. Afterwards, we went through his current vocabulary list again; he only missed two words out of the entire list. Next week, I'll bring a new vocabulary list to begin defining."
"The student and I talked about his essay that he completed last week. It was graded and returned to him (18/20), and we discussed areas for improvement. He was really proud of his grade. We also worked on some grammar issues, including semi-colons, colons and commas, and then talked about what makes a good thesis statement."
"First Tutor Session: - Reviewed Physics Concepts in preparation for Physics Exam. - Completed unsolved Geometry homework and explained solutions and problem solving techniques. - Reviewed class schedule, work load and expectation for the remaining semester. Asked the student to maintain a regular use of student daily planner."
"The student and I spent about half our time on math questions and half our time on verbal questions using her prep book. We looked up the definitions of a lot of words found on the test and plan to begin studying those in greater depth next meeting. We also went over helpful test-taking strategies for certain types of math problems. These include backsolving, picking numbers, and starting with answer choices B and D as possible answers to test. "
"The student and I worked through sector area and arc length of circles. After going through and spending maybe 15 minutes just reteaching her various techniques, she understood it all and we just went through homework together. We concentrated on the more complicated area problems--one area of a sector minus another area to get a curved rectangle sort of figure."
"The student and I went over family and body parts vocabulary and pronunciation. I began teaching etre and avoir. She is still working on the pronunciation, mainly because of her diction. Once she enunciates words in French as she does in English, pronunciation will become much easier. The best thing to do would be to go through the vocab lists. I reminder her that it's better to speak very slowly and nail the pronunciation."