Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has done significantly better with her SAT studying this past week! She finally conducted her homework at home in an environment similar to her testing area, and she did so more better! Her reading comprehension and verbal skills are very strong, and she has developed a strong sense of when to skip and to answer questions. Her essay writing has significantly improved, and we're working on getting her to brainstorm examples and pieces of evidence for support. She is steadily improving her math skills, but they're still behind in comparison to her verbal and writing skills. We're approaching the mathematics section by learning how to decide which questions to skip and which to answer so that she can improve her score. "
"We began by "playing school," again using his toys as the teacher and students. He seems to be more receptive to reviewing material using this method. We reviewed comment ca va (how are you), comment t'appelles tu/je m'appelle (what's your name/my name is), numbers, the alphabet, and days of the week playing this game. We then moved on to the coloring book, with me reading the dialogue, and the student pointing to the pictures of vocabulary words he recognizes."
"The student and I talked about the chapters she had read in her book. I asked her a mix of comprehension and deeper thinking questions, and she proved to understand the text really well and on a deep level. I have her questions for the coming chapters as well as a vocabulary activity to help her understand the words she reads."
"The student and I went over the two different parts of the GRE writing section. We then went over the non-reading comp component of the verbal section and worked through a number of questions together. We finished with more math review and questions. It seemed like the student was getting to be more comfortable with some of the concepts and question types. She will be taking a practice test over the holiday break."
"The student and I wrapped up his test prep with mostly quantitative, since that's where he needed the most work. We also got around to looking at the essay section. I think we've made great progress on the whole and he should feel well prepared for his test in April."
"The student and I continued reviewing for the upcoming exam. We went over threads and the exercises from Chapter 4 that I assigned last session. He seems to have a working understanding of recent topics."
"We worked through a number of algorithmic and syntactic issues with her large data structures project (student / teacher binary tree database program)."