Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met at the cafe today and continued going over Electric Fields and Voltages. Her next test is coming up on Tuesday. We completed three multi-part problems from the chapter. I want her to write out an equation sheet in her notes so that everything is organized on to one page. I think this will help a lot and would've also helped on previous tests. She can do everything that the teacher is asking for, but sometimes it's just a matter of figuring out what they are asking and what equations you need to use. We can meet again on Tuesday if she wants."
"The student and I continued to review the clothing chapter in her school textbook. We reviewed vocabulary, as well as specific grammar points (quedarse bien/mal, llevar, gustar de+el etc.) in preparation for her upcpming test on Monday. The student has memorized the vocabulary words and is improving in her use of grammar. She also has improved greatly in her ability to recognize and correct her own mistakes."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming test. She seemed to have a firm grasp on simplifying polynomials using the properties of exponents. She was also able to divide polynomials using both synthetic and long division. We will continue to review on Monday with a focus on graphing polynomials and their characteristics."
"Today, the student tested his knowledge on words we have been working on that includes sounds such as -er, -ur, -ir, and -ar by taking a spelling test. He did well and I feel he has mastered these words with 90% mastery. Our second part of the session was spent on reading. We are continuously working on building his confidence and hope to see more improvement during the next several weeks."
"Today, I worked with the student on her second term paper. I reviewed her draft and then sent her back comments in the margins, highlighted notes, and a detailed conclusion. I talked about her use of punctuation, and when to use commas, semi-colons, and colons. We worked on sentence syntax, especially parallel verb tense and use of pronouns. We discussed some flaws in the structure: how she was setting up answers to the individual questions in different sections, and how this would force her to repeat her overview of each one. So we talked about how to eliminate these redundancies by reformatting the paper. We also worked on quotes and proper citation format. Many of the other comments pertained to questions regarding content and analysis. "
"Checked the problems I gave him to do as homework. We went through each problem together. I then looked at an assignment his teacher gave him where he had to convert equations from standard to slope intercept form. To conclude our lesson I introduced point slope form. I gave him more problems to do for homework. The problems challenge him to find the equation of a line in point slope form after being given two points."
"This session was primarily verbal reasoning. The majority of the problems the student completed were mostly wrong. I taught her different strategies to use, for example, covering the answer choices, define the word herself then select an answer. Also, how to select the answer by process of elimination. I talked to her about slowing down when she is solving the problem to minimize her mistakes. I quizzed her on her vocabulary words and she wrote sentences using the new words."
"I started this session by going through numerous logical reasoning questions with the student. We focused on strengthening/weakening questions and parallel reasoning questions. We ended the session by timing a section of Reading Comprehension questions while focusing on timing from passage to passage."
"I covered calculations of areas under two curves using integration techniques. I also went over trigonometry functions, their identities, derivatives and integrations. I helped the student solve problems she was given in her classroom which she couldn't do on her own. The student learned to integrate by parts and solve fourth degree quadratic equations."
"The student and I focused on math today. We did addition and subtraction, money problems, time and some multiplication. He really did a great job, especially with drawing out clock hands and adding large numbers."
"The student and I did a 1 hour session as extra prep for the exam, which he is taking on 10/1. We discussed another source based essay. The student did an excellent job on his essay. It's clear that he's incorporated lots of the advice I gave him last time. We also discussed interview strategies."
"The student and I worked on finding and correcting errors in a sentence, something he's been struggling with in his language arts class. We also practiced simple algebra, including two- and three-step equations and negative numbers."