Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed worksheets on articles that the student did as homework and answered his questions. We worked in the verbs book I bought for him yesterday; did about half of the book. We stopped right at the sections I had earmarked because I know those are subjects we need to focus on. Good review. He asked that I make more phrasal verbs quizzes for him. He wants to continue working on that, so I will have some worksheets for the next time I go tutor him."
"During this session with the student, we worked for the most part on new material. She already had her homework completed when I arrived, so after doing some examples in the section she already understood really well, we moved ahead to a new section. She told me which sections she was going to have a quiz on later in the week, so I went through her textbook and taught her one of the two new sections she will need to know for her quiz. The student seemed to grasp the new material well - and very quickly and was good about asking questions to clarifying some of the things that she wasn't sure about just yet. I hope that learning ahead will allow her to pick up what her teacher shows her in class more quickly and make preparing for her quiz even easier!"
"In this session, the student and I worked on word parts and vocabulary. We discussed the importance of memorizing these word parts for figuring out words in the synonym section of the exam. In addition, we worked through reading passages. Lastly, we began the discussion on conversions for the math section."
"We reviewed diagnostic tests the student has already taken; this was to assess strengths/weaknesses. I spent time talking with the student and listened to her concerns and experience with taking the test. We spent time going over a passage and her answer choices from the verbal reasoning section. I went over some time management techniques to her. I gave her some homework for our session tomorrow."
"The student and I talked about composition of functions. What it means to plug in another function into a function. We also talked about inverses. How to find inverses, how to graph inverses, how to show that one function is the inverse of another. We also talked more about the domain of a function and how to find the domain."
"*Corrected incorrect geometry problems. *Worked on strategies to help improve analysis of those problems. *Worked on steps to creating a good essay (introduction and body paragraphs). *The student completed his best essay to date in his tutorial sessions."
"We covered two lengthy study quizzes together. My student was preparing for an exam. The topics we covered included variable and fixed expenses, contribution margin calculation, inventory calculation and identifying elements of financial statements. The student is a very dedicated and hardworking student. I believe she is making great progress."
"Today we worked on linear momentum. He just had a test and his teacher was absent for two days so he didn't have anything to work on. Instead we just talked about theory and did a few example problems. We went over conservation of momentum, the force/momentum theorem, impulse, elastic collision, and inelastic collisions. He did the example problems correctly so I think he understands the concepts."
"The student has a set of tests that he needs to take. The first thing we started working on was ratios. He seems to be fine solving ratios once they are set up. So we worked on setting up ratios in different situations (ex. word problems, figures, etc.)."
"The student and I worked on using circle theorems today. We practiced calculating the degree measurements of inscribed angles and central angles using intercepted arcs, diameters, triangles and quadrilaterals. He did an excellent job."
"We concluded our studying for the student's test on Tuesday. We finished chapter 17 on translation and covered any question she had on the topic. Then we did a practice test on all the material that will be covered on the exam."
"The student and I cleaned up and worked even deeper on her transfer essay. One thing we're really focusing on is writing method--that is to say we're spending a lot of time on the way she tells her story through anecdotes and narrative. One aspect that is becoming clearer is her commitment to crafting the best essay she can and this is apparent through her continued efforts at re-writing and editing her piece based off of feedback she gets through our sessions and through emails. Good work so far."