Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Next week, the student and I will add the final touches to his essay. I would like for him to start thinking about a topic that he would like to write for a persuasive essay. Are there any issues that he feels strongly about? We can discuss this with him next week. In the meantime, have a great weekend, and be safe!"
"Topics: biology - genetics, heredity, Punnett squares, sex-linked traits, meiosis Progress: I was able to provide the student with the guidance necessary for him to prepare for his upcoming biology exam. He appeared to be at least somewhat familiar with all of the topics he needed to cover."
"After reviewing the draft of the final essay for the student, he decided to shift his thesis statement and topic to a comparative analysis. He then developed a new outline based on his new topic, discussed potential textual references, and reviewed guidelines for paraphrasing and proper citation technique."
"Quizzed student on vocabulary words from last week to measure student progress in memorization. Administered arithmetic quiz in study book to student to practice mathematics concepts with which the student is already familiar. Assigned student homework to complete between sessions."
"The student and I worked to develop her understanding of exponents. I gave her practice problems and worked with her to develop a system of solving equations without making errors. She can minimize simple mistakes by writing the components of each equations out and working through PEMDAS. "
"The student was able to finish another practice exam this past week. I scored her exam, but I am also sending the answers to you to generate the score report. She scored roughly a 2010. Her scored are trending higher and higher. Writing is by far her strongest subject, she is easily breaking 700 in that section. She continues to fluctuate between reading and math. We spent the majority of the session going over her math and going over some vocabulary. Geometry concepts continue to be her weakest part of the exam. She does understand and know the material independent of the exam, but it is just during the timed session that she makes mistakes or doesn't understand how the question is worded. I feel that if she continues practicing, especially with the math, she is well on her way of breaking her previous score of an 1800."
"At the close of our last session, I asked the student to review new vocabulary and to complete the multiple choice writing section of practice test #10 so that we could go over it and grade it. True to her dream of becoming a journalist, her writing score was strong, in the 650-750 range. We will be completing a timed essay next session in order to get a more complete picture of where she's at with this. As math seems to be the place where she gets stuck the most, we continued to review practice test questions and then reinforce core concepts with examples from the SAT Study Guide as well as outside sources. She is developing good test taking habits when it comes to keeping thoughts recorded on the paper rather than in her head, and she knows when and how to use her calculator."
"I worked with the girls on math (both on writing and solving equations and on finding angle measures). We also walked through their social studies homework and the upcoming tests. Lastly, I talked to the student's about their science test scores and what they were having trouble on. We will be able to fix those areas quickly."
"During this session the student went through a practice exam. He was able to get through it with ease and recognized what else he has to learn. I gave him some background on those topics he hadn't seen yet. This session went well."
"We spent time working on place value, adding, subtracting, median, mode, range and multiplying to prepare the student for his upcoming test. He is having a difficult time subtracting 3-4 digit numbers, so we will continue to work on this topic."
"The student and I read a phonics book in the Lego Superheroes series, read poems for sight words, and composed a story that featured sight words pertaining to weather and the outdoors: NIGHT, DAY, RAIN, CLOUD and so on."
"The student and I reviewed the flash cards from the book and the homemade flash cards for sight words. She did very well today, working more with sounds and how they go together. We also started on activities in the new books which she enjoyed. We read the next book in the series and her reading is improving."