Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed his grades from the social studies test and math test that we prepared for during the last session. He made in the 90s on both tests. We then worked on word problems. He restated the question for each problem and we worked through some strategies to correctly read and solve the problem. He was able to see how he makes small mistakes that can lead to the wrong answer. By the end of the session, he was using these strategies with little help from me."
"The student had a packet over direct and indirect objects, so I reviewed what she had done for homework, corrected it, and then I explained the difference between direct & indirect objects, how to identify them and where to place them in a sentence. Hopefully, we will continue to have time to work on reviewing both of the aforementioned as well as keep up with her current work."
"We reviewed the student's biochemistry homework assignment, focusing largely on hemoglobin and cooperative binding in proteins. I made a point of explaining the background for the correct answers in order to communicate general principles along with the specific answers."
"Worked through practice problems in reading and language (composition sub-section). Composition questions went well; student has a good ear for sentences and just needs to trust it most of the time. Finished with another spelling worksheet like last week's."
"This session, we went over the verbs ser and estar in more detail. We also did some practice exercises. I also gave her a quiz, on which she did exceptionally well. Then, we went over one of her tests that covered ser and estar. I had her write the correct answer to every question she got wrong and the explanation of why she got them wrong."
"We did another free response question to practice the appropriate level of detail to use in responses. We then moved on to a little history lesson, moving from World War I to the Korean War, including the key scandals in American history. This provided a group of examples that can be used on free response questions to pick up additional points for better explanations."