Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over his first chapter from the textbook. We did practice problems and went over domain/range and various other topics. He seems to have a stronger grasp on what the domain and range are now. We will continue to follow the outline of the textbook. He is going to contact me once he has covered the next chapter so he knows what he needs help with."
"We reviewed the reading section that the student completed over the course of the week. We also planned an essay including the introduction, conclusion, transitions, and examples for one prompt. We also worked on coming up with synonyms to enrich vocabulary and give variety in syntax and paragraph structure. Finally, we worked on one English section together, talking through different grammatical rules and reasons why particular answers were correct."
"Reviewed material from math and writing sections. We also discussed the essay portion. Next session we will look into the essay more, discussing scoring the writing section, and continuing with practice problems."
"The student and I talked about different strategies particular to the different sections of the ACT as he moves forward with more practice himself. We talked about where getting in a rhythm is most valuable and what that feels like, and how to think about the essay within the time constraint. He is doing very well with all of this."
"I introduced the student to a children's book series, and he read the first chapter. We checked for understanding and reviewed words he had difficulties decoding. We circled the words in the book and then wrote them on the white board for continued practice and pronunciation. The main focus was fluency and reading with expression. After he would read, I molded reading with excitement and then asked him to re-read doing the same. Next, he practiced first-grade sight-word flashcards. We ended the session by watching a quick video about the letter "i," then made a list of words he could think of that began with "i"."
"We went over part of the student's commentary on the Gallic Wars. This text is her first authentic piece of Latin, which by nature is much more difficult than the exercises in a textbook. We spent the entire time going through only five or six sentences, but we went over each sentence thoroughly and I did not move on to the next sentence until I was sure she understood the sentence completely. The sentences were all very lengthy and tricky. By the end of the session I felt confident that she understood the Latin well and had a better idea of how to approach these sorts of Latin passages."