Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I mentioned to the student's grandmother that some easier books might be helpful for him to practice with. The best ones from those he had on Friday were the "Little Critter and the New Baby" book and some of the stories from the large storybook (it has animals on the front, I don't remember what it was called). If there are any others that level or a little easier, it would be great to have those around for one of our sessions. Thanks!"
"The student worked on grammar. He also read, looking for the order of several statements. He worked on place value and decimals. He also did division. He read a mystery and came up with a conclusion to the story. He works hard and is creative with solutions to stories."
"It was the first session. We worked on phonetics. I started with simple exercises of repetition (alphabet, day of the week, months of the year, spelling...) to assess her level of proficiency and pronunciation. Tomorrow, I will start systematically working on her pronunciation."
"Today we focused on ELA and Social Studies. We went over her vocabulary words in preparation for an upcoming test this week. We also went over reading passages and answering questions that followed. We also studied Social Studies concepts that she is doing in school this week. We concluded the session with fractions and percentages."
"We dispelled a few conflicting ideas of how the student should approach the ACT, so she has a more effective, cohesive plan going forward. We went through the Science section of the diagnostic in depth, specifically addressing how to find information without wasting time reading everything, what types of relationships they ask about, and how to narrow down answer choices more intelligently."
"As this was the first session, we focused on understanding the basic building blocks of Chinese speech - Pinyin. We learned basic conversation and practiced the 4 different tones from which conversational Chinese is derived. The student practiced the correct intonations for phrases related to simple introductions, such as greetings and names."