Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student review two online tests for her math assignment covering word problems on dividing numbers ending in zeroes by multi-digit numbers and the second test on finding the customary unit that is appropriate. She was struggling with dividing multiple numbers which I helped her with, and the student was able to solve the rest on her own. I gave her a quiz on the planets after reviewing the section; I left the corrected answers so she could review the questions again for her upcoming test."
"The student and I worked on a double consonant worksheet together. First, we reviewed vowel sounds and consonant sounds. Then, we read a story, and she practiced her handwriting by answer questions about the story. Then, we played a game to practice phonics. She and I began working on parts of speech exercises. Today, we worked on adverb clauses and introductory clauses while also reviewing verbs, nouns, conjunctions, and adverbs. She struggled mostly with conjunctions at first but then quickly understood them."
"We focused on her science study guide. She understood the concept in general but needed to review more in order to get a better grip of all the details. I had her rewrite and color code the definitions so it helps her remember better."
"We covered multiple worksheets that needed to be made up. We reviewed a multitude of verb tenses, and then focused on subjunctives. We reviewed three different worksheets, which included conjugating, translating, and identifying. Completing these worksheets, greatly helped the student understand the different subjunctives verbs better and their uses. I saw great improvement by the end of the session, and she seemed to really grasp the translations on her own and the reasoning behind the grammar."
"Today we began by looking at all of the assignments the student has to do over the next week. We laid each one out, and thought about how long each assignment might take him to complete. We then wrote down which assignment he'll do each day over the next week. He and I then spent some time talking about how the PSATs went this week, and spoke about some college admission details. We spent the last bit of time getting started on his research assignment by creating an outline and talking through how to research the specific topics."
"In this session, we focused on the five properties of water (adhesion, cohesion, heat capacity, density, and solution/suspension) and discussed the molecular bonds within water and between water molecules. Furthermore, we discussed the reason why polar bonds exists within the water molecule (positive-negative charge dispersion) and H+ bonds between water molecules. We also focused on valence shell theory and electron cloud dispersion at the outermost shell of an element. To explore the water properties and molecular bonds, we utilized a strategy to gain a deeper understanding. The student would teach me and explain in his own words. By employing this strategy, he expanded his own interpretation and critical thinking in regard to the dynamics of water."