Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We had a debate about what's best, to have a big or small family. The student was so much more fluent with that topic because he felt confident with it. He learned two new words and also practiced subjunctive and infinitive which was great. We need to continue practicing the subjunctive."
"The student and I spent the entirety of the session working through test corrections on his most recent math test regarding sinusoidal equations and the situations that they can model. The issue with the test was that he was viewing it as a series of pieces of information that he had to memorize, rather than looking at each graph and seeing the system of how each metric of the function is changed from the basic graph (y = sinx or cosx). By the end, he was figuring out the problems completely on his own, and should be able to move forward well with the material."
"Today, we discussed the use of certain sentence structures concerning future actions, as well as sentences containing helping verbs such as "tener + que". I provided the student with a list of the most commonly used words in the Spanish language so that he could ensure that he was familiar with as many as possible. We also briefly discussed the use of reflexive verbs and made plans to review them in depth at our next session. I also stressed the importance of repetition in order to build confidence in the use of articles and conjugated verbs. He continues to be very enjoyable to work with and is highly motivated."
"The session went well. We worked on and practiced reflexive verbs. I explained the difference between reflexive and not-reflexive verbs. She was pleased with the session."
"I spent some time learning where the student is with her Spanish. We looked at some verb tenses and spent much of the lesson conversing and getting to know each other. I now have a good idea of where to go during our sessions."
"The student has a math quiz today on 12.1, 12.4, and 12.5. Last night, we did a review of the homework from 12.1 and we did some review problems from 12.4 and 12.5. We focused on three things he should remember for the quiz: SOHCAHTOA, the Law of Sines, and the Law of Cosines. He has a good grasp of the concepts, and if he remembers those rules, he knows how to apply them."