Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had been home for the last 2 days. We spent just 30 minutes having him finish the rest of Draft 2 because he had started on it and then not realized a second draft is merely the first draft with all the errors corrected."
"In our session today, the student and I worked on completing his study guide for the first exam, which is next Thursday. Using the notes given to him by the teacher and the textbook, we were able to complete most of it. However, there were some questions which were entirely lecture based that I couldn't fully answer, and the student didn't remember them from class. Together, we composed an e-mail to his teacher with specific questions from the study guide. He told me he would complete it over the weekend and work on putting some of the names on flashcards."
"The student and I covered general chemistry topics that will be on his exam. We discussed balancing chemical reactions, covalent and ionic compounds, exothermic vs. endothermic, and types of chemical reactions, etc. He now has a better grasp of the four types of chemical reactions and can give examples. He will make note cards and review these before his exam."
"The student and I discussed her SAT, and she thought it went pretty well. We then worked on ACT math for the first hour, and she did great compared to where we started with her math skills. Then we worked on ACT science for the second hour, and she did very well on that section as well. She takes the ACT Saturday so this was our last session."
"The student and I continued to review her progress on math. She did a better job with the latter portion of the data analysis exercises. She struggled with the most difficult of the verbal exercises, but her reasoning skills and strategies are solid. Not knowing the vocabulary could keep her from getting the most difficult questions correct, but she has a good handle on the basic and medium levels."
"Introduction to student. Read several stories, practicing comprehension. Took breaks as needed (student is 4.5 years old). Practiced letter formation for first half of alphabet. Discussed lesson plan going forward with student's mother."
"The student's statistics homework tonight was not especially difficult, but it was exceedingly long. The focus of the assignment was on standardizing normally-distributed data, finding cumulative probability under normal distributions, and studying uniform distributions. The student seemed to struggle more with the simpler uniform distributions, while he had little trouble with the normal-distribution problems."
"We had a good session. We learned new material and new vocabulary. We did percentage calculations with story problems. In the Language Arts, we looked at Reading Comprehension and how to approach these types of questions. Then we focused on Writing mechanics. Homework: Write a journal about a sport in the way that you speak. Use dashes to separate phrases that don't really belong to the idea of the sentence. "
"The student and I reviewed the test that she had received back and discussed the problems that she had gotten wrong, and why. Overall, she seemed to realize her mistakes, and hopefully will retain the knowledge necessary to do better in the future! I am planning to meet with her before her next exam."
"Since the test is on Saturday we spent the hour reviewing each section by doing 10 questions rapid-fire from each section. The student did an AMAZING job-it is incredible to see how far she has come these past 8 weeks! She was noticeably faster, more confident, and thoughtful as she did each question. I was so proud of her. I think she's going to do a great job on the test!"
"The student completed some long passage sections, as well as a grammar section. She seemed more confident by the end of the session."
"The student is doing a wonderful job. I feel like she is more confident in her mouth abilities. Today we worked on subtraction. She is doing great on her subtraction even on her three digit subtraction problems. We also worked on identifying patterns when multiplying. We also worked on simple division. She worked on simple addition using pennies and dimes to formulate her problems and then counted to see how many she had altogether. She did pretty well today and she got a lot done."