Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met for the first time today, and things went very well. I helped him go over his tests in detail so he knows how to answer the questions he got wrong. We mainly covered stoichiometry and the gas laws, but touched on other topics as needed."
"Read Things Fall Apart, answered questions on the chapters. The student paid very close attention today and got a lot done, and seems to be getting invested in the story. He needs an average of 80 in all his classes by the end of the semester. I think this is feasible, especially if he keeps working like he has been."
"Today the student had a new practice book which was great because we had completed the practice test. We started by reviewing the math concepts that had been really tricky for her. These were ratios, proportions, percents, fractions, and word problems. She felt more confident after the math review. She didn't have time to write the essay, so we talked about ideas for her to use. We also reviewed her vocabulary cards and I showed her how to use mnemonic devices to remember them. She said this was very helpful. "
"Reviewed History notes in preparation for exam on Friday. Also reviewed vocabulary words. The student does not review her words as often as she should. I advised her to go over her words at least once a day so her memory tricks stay fresh on her mind. We also went over her geometry notes. She's now learning area and perimeter of different geometric figures. She demonstrates a good understanding of the lesson thus far."
"I worked on three different writing assignments with the three students. The first student and I reviewed his essay on the Canterbury Tales and discussed the importance of textual evidence in supporting his thesis. The next student and I looked at her King Lear essay as well as her college essay ideas. We explored the benefits of choosing a more controversial thesis in order to write a more compelling essay. The third student and I worked on brainstorming for her creative writing assignment."
"We covered basic greetings, and I taught her about Japanese new years, and did mock conversations. She was struggling with ra ri ru re ro the most. She was very comfortable with the information we reviewed. I left her with a lot of extra practice from the genki book."