Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked hard on getting her caught up in math. We were able to finish two assignments that were overdue and we got a good start on the most recent assignment, due the following day. She seemed comfortable with the material, which is now really using and building on concepts learned in the last couple of chapters. "
"This was my first meeting with the student. We reviewed the SAT and ACT from an overall perspective. Next, we covered sample problems from each of the ACT sections. My goal was to measure his ability in each area so that we can come up with a customized study plan. Next week we will do the same diagnostic exercise for the SAT. "
"We worked on the student's reading assignment covering the French Revolutionary Calendar. Although we did a cursory reading of this text last week, we studied the text thoroughly and worked the 2 exercises based on the text. After he wrote out his answers I checked them for spelling & grammar mistakes. We spent the remaining 10 minutes on some grammar exercises for the French exam which he'll be given on Wednesday for a test grade."
"The student must now give an informal class presentation this week where she will talk about the artist and work she plans to discuss in the paper. The class and professor will then give feedback and the paper will be due the following week."
"In today's session, the student and I finished the remaining topics of Chapter 6, which included: adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing with functions, composition of functions, parent square root and cube root graphs and transformations of these graphs, finding the domain and range of different composite functions, and solving equations with exponents. We then introduced the topic of exponential functions and the parent exponential graph(Chapter 7). Overall, progress was good. I assigned the student some homework problems for her to do over the week. We have already finished 1/2 of the material that she will be covering in her Algebra II over the summer."
"Spoke with the student about different strategies to help him with executive functioning. Discussed strategies and defined what he needs to study for his Final Exams. "
"I met with the student this week to talk about functions and how we can figure out the equation for a function using two points, one point and slope and finally how to graph them. We talked about what the words increasing and decreasing meant in an informal way and how to determine a graph's behavior from slope in the linear case."
"During this session, homework support, review, and correction was provided, as well as multiplication review (factors from 1-10) and subtraction drills. The student was also tasked with solving an algebraic word problem involving practical division and multiplication concepts."
"The focus was on history today. The student took his unit 3 test and showed some improvement. We started working on the study guide for unit 4 and finished up his homework for that night. We reviewed the material in unit 4 that they had covered so far and discussed more test taking strategies, like how not to get thrown by tricky questions."
"The student and I watched a German video associated with his textbook and then completed the associated packet - 2 worksheet pages and a crossword puzzle. Then, we reviewed for his science test by completing the review test online. Lastly, I quizzed him on seasons, months, and weather vocabulary for German."
"Met with the student and started working on embedding, using my favorite teaching tool "The Enormous Crocodile", by Roald Dahl. He has done almost all the stuff I asked him to with regards to getting organized. Right now he just needs a Vocab notebook for Spanish. He has started writing down his vocab words, so that is a good start."
"Went over previous tests for the correct answers as well as previous tests he took as practice, went over wrong answers. Reviewed graphs, domain, range, and asymptotes for all new graph types in Algebra 2. Wrote them down on paper for him to have as reference. Make sure to look at rational functions notes."