Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met with the student on Thursday night to get started in earnest for the ACT. We did some good work with math and also the reading section. Planning to meet on Sunday."
"We reviewed a practice test that the student had done previously, as well as an essay. Most of our work should focus on test taking, rather than actual skills. Her essay showed remarkable improvement from her first, with well-developed ideas and good transitions."
"We went over the homework practice questions I assigned on Sunday. The student did well on most of them. It would be best for him to practice in a situation as similar to the actual test environment as possible. Today we went over more verbal sections and practiced with a variety of question types. He seems to be more confident than when we started last week, and I think he's becoming more familiar with the question types and strategies for solving them. I assigned a section of math practice problems for homework, which we will go over in detail on Sunday, as well as some vocabulary practice. Next session, we will focus mostly on math sections, with some vocab practice mixed in. I would like to do a practice test in our next to last session, then use the final session to go over the test and do any final problems he might have trouble with."
"Today was focused on going through his Chemistry test and going over all of the concepts he had trouble with. We did a lot of unit conversion problems and limiting reagent problems so that he could get a better handle on how to do these."
"We discussed the concept of a co-variate and worked through a homework problem dealing with a ANCOVA analysis. He did not seem to struggle with this information at all. As we walked through the homework problem he picked it up very quickly. There were a few tangential discussions about the difference between categorical and continuous data, as well as regression analysis. As a strategy, I asked him to attempt to explain the difference between interval, ratio, nominal, and ordinal data to one of his classmates using one of the analogies I gave him. We will have another session tomorrow where he takes the lead on walking through the same problem using SPSS to conduct his ANCOVA. He reported a grade of 28/30 on the most recent assignment I helped him with. No concern with this session."
"The student and I began our session by reviewing a few of the algebra word problems that I had assigned him for homework. He did well applying the strategy to many of the questions, so I assigned him a custom set of algebra questions from the current quantitative guide. We then turned to substantive algebra. I assigned him Quant 3 for homework. Next session, we will turn to the rates strategy."