Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Jumped around a little bit today, but continued from last time with the passive "se" construction - talked about another form of passive construction (ser + past participle + por) and also reviewed reflexive verbs, and por vs. para."
"The student worked on different types of angles dealing with parallel lines and transversals. Those angles were consecutive interior angles, corresponding angles, alternate exterior angles, and alternate interior angles. We also went over the postulates and theorems that go with those angles. Also we went over setting up an equation for parallel lines and its transversal. Student did an awesome job in this. We also talked a bit about finding the slope of two given points. Also he has a quiz on Tuesday over the different rules so I will see him on Monday while they are out of school. Student is progressing and he needs to continue to work hard. Great Job!!!"
"Focused on Reading section of ACT; went over various strategies for time management and how to isolate context clues, read and discussed sample passages, and worked on the expectations from vocabulary questions (and how to make educated guesses if the word itself is unknown). Client scored an extrapolated 32 on the informal prep. Feeling very confident going into next week's posttest."
"Worked on the phrasal verbs list with the student. I was going to have him write sentences so I would know he really understands the phrasal verbs, rather than fill in the blanks as we have been doing, but it turned into us talking about the phrasal verbs and him using them in conversation, which was great!"
"The student and I covered basic math and then moved on to the first chemistry chapter in the review book. We covered the periodic table, how to calculate formula mass, empirical formula, and percent composition. At the end of the session, the student grasped that concepts she was having trouble with."
"Met with the student on Monday night to review his upcoming comprehensive exams in the areas of Religion, Social Studies, English and Science. Had enough time to work on only Religion and Social studies. Organized all year's notes, tests, study guides and set them into 3 different piles based on trimesters. From there, went over the material he had the most difficult time with and marked it. Then, generated a study guide on what needs to be looked over between Monday and our next session on Friday to see which subjects he was able to create study guides for."
"The student and I practiced math and reading comprehension for the final time. She seems to have both topics well in hand. I have high hopes for her test on Saturday!"
"The student and I covered the fundamentals of verb conjugation, focusing on regular -ar and -er verbs in addition to important verbs such as "ser" (to be) and "ir" (to go) in the present tense. We also reviewed important pronouns such as I, You, He, They, etc. We had a very good first session together and made much progress in a short amount of time. I am personally looking forward to upcoming sessions within the next weeks."
"Student took a "dry run" GRE this past weekend. We discussed scores and strategies for some of the non-math sections. Then we proceeded to work through math prep for fractions, percentages, decimals, etc."
"The student and I went over newer topics that her teacher covered in class including complementary and supplementary angles. After that, we took a quick break and then went through all seven sections regarding her test that she had the next day. After another short break, we reviewed angles, lines, rays, triangles, and polygons with harder questions to ensure that she was ready for her test."
"The student and I went through previous tests and quizzes to prepare for an upcoming test. It is a proficiency test, which encompasses everything he has learned up to this point this year. He seemed pretty comfortable with the material."
"Mechanical waves in physics. Successfully discussed all the unclear concepts from chapter 21 in the text. Did five problems from the chapter. (Topics: Standing waves and modes, Beats, Waves in a string, constructive and destructive inference)."