Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over her integer review sheet for her final exam next Friday and practiced coordinate graphing, which will also be on her exam. She was much more confident with the basic concepts of integers, and only struggled with more complex problems where order of operations was paramount."
"The student took a practice test for homework and did really well, improving a lot in every section. We went over each section, going through problems. I can see definite improvement in the student. She is working very hard, and it's paying off."
"The student and I reviewed her college admissions essay, which she wrote about her cousin and their experience living together. I prepared some statements and comments regarding her admissions essay, which we will review together next session. I also covered the main points of the ACT essay, and how she can improve her writing ability. Afterwards, I gave the student a sample prompt and she completed a 30-minute writing sample, which I will review, grade, and go over with her next session. Finally, we reviewed her assigned homework, which was to complete a science test section, and discussed her incorrect answers."
"Both students had plenty of Spanish homework to work on last night, but they got through all of it. Their class is learning about direct object pronouns (me, te, lo, la, los, las, nos, os) and when to use them, so we talked about that for a while. The one student was preparing for a memorized Spanish conversation in class today, and also had a worksheet using the verb gustar (used to mean "to like," or literally "to please"), which required the use of a bunch of different indirect object pronouns (me, te, le, nos, les). Good stuff! They are both doing well with some tricky concepts."
"The student and I worked on the sample Argumentative Essay from her AP English review manual. We outlined and began work on a five paragraph essay on a John Stuart Mill excerpt. The focus of the three body paragraphs, followed the review manual recommendation: one historic, one literary and, one personal example to refute/support the statement in the excerpt. "
"She worked on memorizing her eight and nine multiplication facts. She is doing well, and I hope to give her a timed test next week. I will also give her a test reviewing her multiplication facts up though her sevens. We also read together and she read on her own. Then she wrote a summary about what she read. I left her to edit her summary, read the rest of the chapter, and study her multiplication facts."
"We went over trig identities and domains and ranges for trig functions to prepare her for her upcoming quiz. She was struggling with some memorization and some concepts. She has a great attitude and it seems to me she is doing better overall with understanding the material. I gave her some test taking strategies for the quiz including taking her time, looking over her work, writing the equations at the top of the sheet at the beginning of the quiz, etc. No concerns/grades."
"Helped the student prepare for a Spanish quiz by reviewing all relevant vocab and placing it in sentences (verbally as well as on paper). Noticed that she always has better retention when we put things in context first. Ended our session with a mini quiz, which she excelled on."
"I helped both students on their exam questions. They will get credits for fixing mistakes made. For triangular questions, the best way is to try multiple formulas rather than one. It helps give you more ideas or easier methods to solve some questions."
"The student had a few small questions with fractions still, but we worked through more of the problems and he did really well with understanding how to solve the problems. Tomorrow we are going to finish the few basic arithmetic problems he has, and then move onto the elementary algebra."
"Today we covered the topics - finding area of triangle, quadrilateral, polygons, area of sector and length of the arc using central angle. We derived all the formulas and did problem solving using these formulas."
"The student and I went over his review for his Finance final exam. Topics covered included: levered and unlevered values, beta, WACC, market risk premiums, stock price, and shares outstanding."