Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I assisted the student on working through English lesson 3, reading sections of The Canterbury Tales and the anonymous ballad, "Go Bar the Door." He mostly just needs to input the answers into the graded assignment from notes we made as he read. He is working on Lesson 2 with his mom (it's about 'Grendel') and he is also working on speech on his own. He needs to submit Lesson 8 for government before he can request his final. He plans to take it this weekend."
"The student and I went over the two practice math sections that she did. She realized a lot of her mistakes without me having to tell her. If we take the best she has done on each session then she ends up with a 24, which is her desired score, so she is feeling more confident."
"Today the student didn't have too much homework. We mainly worked on Spanish. He told me about his English class, in which they had started reading the play "The Importance of being Ernest." We read a synopsis of the play online, which he found somewhat enjoyable. He also had some World History homework (reading assigned to him) that he completed and highlighted. I asked him to review for me the previous two or three days of reading, which he started to do. He had a basic idea of the reading, but could benefit from reviewing a couple of times again before the next exam in two weeks."
"We had an extra long session today. We spent the entire time going over the next 2 sections in her book, covering graphing techniques for equations and their inverses. It appears that she had no previous experience with how to graph an equation. I spent a while going over that before actually covering any new material. We also reviewed the previous two sections from our last session that, combined with the two new sections, comprise her test on Friday. She will have a final exam next week that we will prepare for in our next session. After that we will be focusing more on her physics class."
"On Saturday, the student and I went over the writing exercise (a short series of paragraphs) that he had. We read through the piece and I had him read it aloud. Then we went about talking through the present errors in the text. Mostly, these involved run-on sentences. We also discussed varying sentence structure when writing. We took some time discussing his writing, which took up the vast majority of the session, and led to some additional discussion about various grammatical issues (punctuation, subject-verb-agreement, etc.)."
"This past week we focused primarily on the QR section. We covered a number of probability questions and went into how to approach those quickly. Some of these questions can be more complicated, as with combination and permutations. Mostly, it was fairly evident that the student felt a significant increase in comfort with probability! Keep up the good work!"