Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has his Spanish final tomorrow. I went through his study guide with him to extensively review verb conjugation in the preterite tense (including irregular and stem-changing verbs) as well as a long list of vocabulary. If he's interested in continuing with the language, I'd like to start working with him on verbal comprehension. He says he was struggling with Spanish last semester but now it's clicked, and that certainly shows. He is a very bright student with a fantastic memory; I have no doubt he'll do well on his final."
"We worked on homework for math and English. We were able to get all of his homework done and he said he did not know of any upcoming tests yet. It was a good session overall and we will hopefully get back grades after spring break."
"First session with the student went well. She had an upcoming chapter exam so we went over the material that was in that section. That included similar triangles, Pythagorean theorem, special right triangles, and trigonometric functions. I felt that by the end she was really starting to understand the process involved in these questions. Next session I will further discuss knowing when to use which theorem and the orientation of a triangle."
"The student worked on his vocabulary from the 5th grade list of vocabulary words. I tested him on all the words he has completed so far. He did a good job, and passed all the tests. I am working with him on figurative language. He is also working on reading comprehension exercises."
"The student has started covering applications of derivatives. We went through a few of his homework problems that covered this area. He does very well identifying given information and setting up problems. Overall he does well identifying what the question is asking for; occasionally I have to point out little mathematical errors, but he is getting better at catching those himself. He is doing well with the calculus topics."
"Tonight was my first meeting with this student. We worked from her December test results to first discuss the individual sections briefly, then to go in depth with Logical Reasoning, breaking it down into the three categories of questions, then discussing individual question types (including method of argument, main point, role of a statement, necessary assumption, and strengthen/ weaken questions). Between now and our meeting next week, she's going to take a full practice test and review it using the blind review method."