Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had an excellent session. He effectively engaged his Science and literacy work. The student practiced using the "question to make his answer in complete sentences" for his Greek myths homework, and we created flash cards to help him study for his upcoming Science exam."
"In Tuesday's session, we covered a variety of subjects and homework assignments. We began the session by completing a vocabulary assignment and I worked to help the student infer the potential meaning of a word by collecting clues in the sentence around it. We then progressed onto a Spanish assignment where we created a basic dialogue between two friends in Spanish. The student did quite well with this dialogue and showed a lot of interest in the subject. We finished the session by studying for a social studies test on Ancient Greece."
"We finished a chart for her social studies class that compares ancient Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia. We continued with algebraic problems, moving on to even more, multi-process expressions and fairly complicated word problems. We worked on choosing the best adjective to complete sentences in English."
"This session focused on helping the student prepare for her upcoming social studies exam on the Great Depression. She appears to comprehend material best when she is able to reflect on the content after reading. I encouraged her to use this technique when studying between tutoring sessions. She agreed to finish reading a social studies chapter, finish her study guide, and prepare materials for her upcoming social studies exam. Next tutoring session, I will assist her with studying for the exam. She is making good progress and appears motivated to study."
"The student did really well in this session since he mainly completed his mathematics homework and ensured he will put it somewhere visible to turn it in. He has struggled with turning in his homework, but he has been improving. So far he has no zeros. We also went over his Spanish, English, science and other subjects, as well as organization."
"After beginning with general discussion of the college application process and the exam and point-scoring structure of the new SAT, this session turned its focus toward Math, working through a number of sample exercises from the preparatory textbook. Regarding this subject, adjusting a few problem-solving habits may facilitate faster test taking and conceptual clarity. In particular, making explicit to oneself how one is algebraically relating the data provided will help ensure that the right calculations are being performed. In word problems especially, taking note of certain logical cues, like forms of measurement, may help to identify the kinds of calculation involved, and to rule out unreasonable output and answer options. Checking the logic of the equations one sets up often reveals clues as to what problem-solving step comes next."