Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued going over math skills and concepts. I went back over all of the math questions that she had gotten wrong on all of the practice tests that she did. I took these questions and gave them new numbers and new names, but with the same concept and had her work these "new" problems. She did very well and was shocked that she had missed some of them. We will be working on her Synonyms and Analogies for the next two meetings that we have. For our final meeting, I plan on reviewing a little bit of every section and going over some good test taking skills in general. I feel very confident in her Math and reading comprehension skills."
"We worked on classifying sentences and types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory, the uses of an vs. a, and finding words that don't belong in a group. We reviewed the vocabulary in the notebook so far and labeled certain ones as synonyms and antonyms."
"Today was more math practice, going over the math sections posted on the ACT website. She's doing quite well with it, though the math practice on the website had questions on some topics that we had not yet covered such as matrices and proofs. I left her some practice for homework."
"Proofed and discussed a practice essay; the student needs to develop his concrete details a bit more. Also discussed practice questions from Critical Reading and from Writing Skills that he struggled with. Overall, he has improved over the last month, and feels particularly more confident about reading comprehension."
"The student and I reviewed various topics revolving around the kingdom Monera and the life cycles of two different types of viruses. We also introduced the concept of immunity and how vaccines work. These are exciting and very relevant subjects in today's medical world of retroviruses, HIV and mutating influenza. He is a wonderful student with whom to work."
"In this session, the student and I went over an article in Spanish that was provided by his teacher. He went through the article by himself first, then he translated it from Spanish to English without any assistance from me or a dictionary. He has slight difficulty with some vocabulary still but has shown major improvement. His vocabulary has improved by using the method of looking at difficult words and using the root words to determine their meaning from Spanish to English. He is hard working, stays positive, and is enthusiastic about the subject. I recommend that he continue to work on vocabulary, and specifically, to finish the article so we can go over it next time."