Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I first discussed the biology test we had reviewed for last session. He got his highest score to date, bringing up his overall grade in the class. He said that he felt a lot more confident for this test and has hopes that he will continue to improve. We then reviewed geometry Chapter 7, sections 1-3. He has an upcoming test this week on these sections and really wanted to review similarity rules of triangles. We went through each section individually, reviewing the written material and doing the practice problems together. I also made him a sheet summarizing proving similarity and each of the concepts we discussed. I encouraged him to look at each section again before the test and to continue to review. Overall, he improves each session and gains confidence as a learner."
"The student and I focused on her history research paper today. By the end of the session, we had chosen a topic, located resources, and completed the first part of her assignment. What's key about the student is her discipline and drive. Though she wasn't initially interested in the assignment, she remained open and pushed forward. I'm also noticing her grammar abilities increasing in her writing."
"We studied algebra chapters 6.1 (simplifying negative exponents) and 6.2 (simplifying and rationalizing radicals). We looked at a chemistry worksheet covering stoichiometry, limiting reagent, yield, and excess reagent. I demonstrated how to use molarity and liter conversions to get moles."
"Today's class is out first Pinyin quiz. The student did a great job and only had one error and we went over HW. Today's class: 1.Learn how to say month, date, year. how to say "sb's birthday is ..." 2. Learn how to say Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. 3. Learn how to say morning, afternoon, evening, and night. 4. Learn how to say time. (1 o'clock, 3:30 , 4:45...). 5. Learn new "opposite words." 6. New words in textbook. 7. New dialogue (are you a teach, doctor, student?)."
"Today we worked on a variety of subjects. We started with spelling and completed several pages of homework that is due tomorrow. The student had most of the words down by the time we finished the assignment but plans to practice a few of them like "attorney" and "permanent" before her test on Thursday. We then moved on to Spanish. The student had to write 12 sentences, 6 using her words in the singular form and 6 in the plural. She did a really good job coming up with the sentences but just needed a bit of help with her verbs. We then reviewed the proportions and percentages they have been working on in class lately. The student does all the math correctly but needs to practice being careful with her decimal places. We worked on visualizing the percentages and proportions, thinking about magnitude and scaling, and this seemed to really help the student understand what she was doing and feel more confident in her answers. The student also said that she felt good about the social studies test she had today that we had studied for last session. We discussed trying some different study techniques for her next test so she can do even better."
"We started the session with math. The student is improving at his computation of data for mean of data sets. We also worked on his grammar work which focused on irregular verbs. He definitely gave me good effort."