Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student on generating ideas and completing a graphic organizer for persuasive writing. He did well at coming up with reasons to support his argument, but will benefit from additional practice for developing and explaining those reasons."
"We mostly worked on memorizing vocabulary this time, memorizing the verbs and recognizing adverbs right off the bat. Next session I am going to bring in some reading practice so that I can gauge her comfort level with sight translating, and to allow me to isolate more areas of Latin grammar that she can work on."
"We went over some topics in statistics. The boys seem to understand the different measures of central tendencies such as mean, median, and mode. They are able to make box-and-whisker plots and histograms just fine. Overall, this appears to be one of their stronger subjects."
"The student and I went over some key points in test taking skills and math skills. I left him with a few reference sheets. He needs to work on memorizing the formulas for the problems so that he can pull them out whenever needed. We will continue to work on math the next meeting, but we will also throw in some writing and science tutoring as it goes on."
"The student and I reviewed for his English final. We studied Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur, and Grammar. He merely needs to study specific details of King Arthur a little bit longer and he will be set for the exam."
"This was our final tutoring session of the year. We reviewed long reading passages and math problems. We also discussed practice activities that the student can complete. She is taking a practice PSAT in a few weeks and will review this with her new tutor."
"The student and I spent the session working on English and Writing concepts. We did a few activities on paragraph coherence/transitional phrases, and I assigned the 2nd half of the 3rd one for HW. Afterwards, we discussed writing paragraphs. I assigned a paragraph writing activity and an entire ACT test for HW."
"The student reviewed the ch/tch sight words and spelled 12 out of 16 words correctly. The misspelled words were written 12 times each. Following this activity, he wrote the new spelling list consisting of 16 words with sh sounds. He then proceeded to writing each of the words in a sentence. He was able to self-correct and remembered to place a period at the end of the sentence and capitalize the first letter."
"Today the student and I reviewed the verbs, prendre, apprendre, comprendre, aller, avoir, pouvoir, and vouloir. We went over the numbers we hammered last week and discussed the use of infinitives. He read aloud some discussions from the book to work on pronunciation and I read some personal-response questions to work on speaking skills. He also had to write a paragraph about his weekend activities for his French class. I stayed a bit later than planned because we were working on his paragraph. I was very please to see that he already knew past-tense concepts such as the passé compose."
"We went over the problem, hypothesis, and conclusion for a science project. We also worked with entering the data in excel to rearrange it, and began some graphs as examples for the student to use when he completes the project. We worked through his questions with his math homework."
"Today I worked with both students. Student 1 and I worked on word problems and we plan to do a bit more practice on Thursday when I see him. Student 2 was excellent at graphing linear equations, and we even previewed slope and y=mx + b form a tiny bit."
"Chapter 11: infinite sequences and series. Continuing from the previous session, this session revolved around determining absolute convergence, conditional convergence, and divergence of series. Ratio and root tests were taught to further help understand the concept of convergence and divergence. This session definitely helped him understand his homework better."