Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session took place on Thursday, December 15. Just as in the past few sessions, the student and I spent the entire session reviewing concepts for her algebra I final exam that was approaching in a few days. We have spent the last two and a half weeks reviewing and going over all the material so far in her Algebra I class. I assisted her in working through problems, using both the worksheets that she received in class as well as in her textbook. I feel very confident that she will do well on her final exam. She has come a long way in our sessions together this semester and I feel that she will do well on her exam. This was my last session with her before winter break. We will start our tutoring sessions again in either the first or second week in January. "
"We continue to practice timed tests and going over the questions that are giving her issues. We spent a lot more time on geometry problems. We are going to start focusing on writing down what information she has and what she needs. This will hopefully make it easier for her to organize her thoughts, putting them on the paper instead of keeping them in her head."
"Continued with guided practice of actual SAT sections; we were able to get through an additional Math, Reading, and Writing section respectively. More confidence and recognition in Math this time, as well as more patience with the Reading (although I will observe to make sure this doesn't interfere with completing the timed section). Next session will be targeted, personalized concept review, followed by essay construction and post-test."
"We spent some time on essays and vocabulary, but the majority of the time was spent on the math section, first on specifically probability, trying to make sure that whole thing sticks. Second, we went through the problems on which the student had issues and I tried to show him quicker, easier ways to do the problems...as well as how to spot these easier ways for himself on the test. "
"Today we practiced the vocab and reading sections of the exam. The student's vocab scores were very good on the last test, so we practiced checking understanding so he can omit the questions he does not know. The reading section was more challenging for him, particularly on passages that did not interest him. The student practiced reading aloud to sustain his focus and we talked through finding the answers for some of the line-reference questions."
"The student and I reviewed a few DS questions from his homework. He is applying the strategy well, but has some fundamentals issues with percentages and algebra. I asked him to sharpen these skills by using educational videos heavily over the weekend. We finished the advanced DS material. He was very comfortable with the yes/no DS, so I truncated that portion of the lesson. He performed exceptionally on those questions in session. I assigned him DS 2 and a supplement for homework. Next class we will begin to cover algebra strategies."