Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Did prep for the student's exam this week on vectors. He did do some problems over the weekend which I asked him to do, and it definitely seemed to make a difference. He seemed far more prepared for the test than the last one. We did a review of all of the concepts, and types of problems that would be on the test, and he was able to explain all of them to me."
"The student and I reviewed her class reading and took turns reading aloud to review any new vocabulary words or sentence structures. New topics covered include: plus-que-parfait tense ("he had reviewed"), the verbs to laugh and to smile (rire/sourire), to last (for a period of time, durer), sole/only (seule/seulement), the complex negations nothing and nobody (ne...personne and ne...rien), and light/lighten/lightening. We reviewed pronunciation including nasal consonants, single 's' vs double 's', vowel clusters, the "gn" sound, and the word "fauteuil." Her accent has improved immensely, and I can tell that she listens to my suggestions and works hard to incorporate them in her accent. She seems to be reading with more confidence and fewer pauses."
"Today the student and I went over her vocabulary that I assigned for her homework. She studied all the vocabulary words that I assigned, and will continue with more for our next session. She successfully learned the words as well as the antonyms and synonyms for each. I quizzed her on the words by asking her to create impromptu sentences. Then we discussed the essay part of the test, and discussed strategy for creating a well-organized, coherent essay. Then we proceeded to do timed practice reading comprehension sections of the test. We went over any errors and discussed how to prevent future errors."
"The student and I again close read part of Locke's Second Treatise on Government in preparation for class. We read chapter 10 and the beginning of chapter 11. We also discussed the antiquated spelling of certain words (i.e., hath, doth, thy, shew), and the differences in Locke's and modern syntax."
"We reviewed some parts of the sections and some parts of derivative stuff in order to successfully be able to solve the integrals. However, this only took 20 min or so of the session and we were able to cruise through the homework problems. This was one of the longest sections as the professor assigned a lot of homework problems for the student for this section. However, the student had no trouble going through and solving the problems. We had just a few problems left to do for the next day."
"The student and I continued to work on direct and indirect objects today. This is particularly difficult lesson for English speakers, because the way it's done in Spanish is very different. He made progress over the course of the day, but needs to continue to practice to get stronger with it. I left him several things to do so with."