Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was our last session before the student takes the assessment test. We focused on Pedagogy and Professionalism and worked through the test along with working through the test prep book. She is doing very well and I feel like she is ready for Monday's test."
"We covered the double angle and half angle formulas for trig functions. Before that, we went over trig functions and their relations."
"Today we reviewed many of the topics covered in the last session in preparation for the student's upcoming test. We worked on a great deal of problems having to do with projectile motion. These problems all had a few key variations that are very important to discern when solving test problems. I suggested several strategies to take when solving these problems if there is confusion on how to begin a challenging one. We also worked on vector addition and subtraction. To finish the session, we worked on several problems from the review that his teacher gave him that involved numerical and conceptual problems. He seems to be in good shape for this upcoming test as a majority of the problems he knew how to begin and proceed. In addition, the problems that he was having before the last session appear to be resolved, and he seems more confident solving problems."
"The student and I went over the info that is going to be on his make-up test tomorrow. This is the first session I have had with him and we covered a good amount of the material in chapter 1. I was definitely able to boost his abilities to solve equations. I told him to practice some more and if he does he will do well on his test."
"Had an hour and a half with the student today. I helped him revise a video presentation on an ancient Chinese explorer who opened the Silk Road for consistent trade."
"The student and I had our second to last session. We focused on logical reasoning. He has really improved at identifying premises and conclusions and attacking different question types. I feel confident that he will do well on his exam."
"This session was spent going over the reading comprehension section. We went over the practice problems the student did for homework and discussed strategies for tackling specific reading comprehension questions (detail, logic function, etc.) We went over the essay portion of the SAT as well but did not spend too much time on it as his practice essay was well-written and completed within the time allotted. I assigned a full-length SAT for the next session."
"During today's session we covered standard measurements. I helped the student with his homework which concerned capacity. When we were done with that, I had a packet that we worked on completing together. The packet had review questions on capacity, weight, volume, etc. As our session ended I let him know that we would be reviewing division problems next week."
"We started on Advanced Linear today and the student was picking it up pretty quickly. He's definitely getting better at starting his hypotheticals with answers that have rules. He's going to practice a lot over the next week or so and then hopefully we'll move on."
"The student has been doing really well. We worked through some logic games examples and we talked about ways in which he can be more efficient. We also put him under a little bit of time pressure and he realized that he needs to work time into his studies. He is doing really well and I think he's on track to getting the kind of score that he wants."
"We discussed the significance of necessary/sufficient conditions, evaluated valid and invalid logical arguments, and completed a logic game. The most common difficulties that the student faces is the task of separating the substantive conclusions from reasoning. We will continue to discuss some formal logic as a way of learning to address only the reasoning of an argument. She obtained a 158 on her practice test, which is a step down from her most recent score, but is still good."
"The student and I completed the review for her test on 9/23. We reviewed: commands, asking who, what and where questions, direct object pronouns, and the near future tense (Spanish equivalent of "I am going to..."). She also completed a reading exercise and answered comprehension questions using complete sentences in Spanish. She showed a solid knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar rules relevant to the topics covered. I offered to help her practice for the oral portion of her exam."