Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a list of history and English homework to catch up on. We went over all but the last bit of the English. She is using an abridged version of To Kill a Mockingbird with Chinese and English, and she seems to be digesting it well."
"We reviewed the student's previous tests and quizzes to prepare for his upcoming final exam. The student isn't struggling much with any one topic now because he's learned it all before. On most of the problems, he could figure them out after I dropped a couple of hints. He's got a great attitude toward learning the material."
"Tonight we reviewed A through TA rows of Hiragana and added the NA row. We made vocabulary from those 25 characters, and then we introduced the "X wa arimasu/imas" (There is X) grammar pattern. She did well again; she's clearly studying her vocabulary, as she was able to recall vocab words that we have used in past sessions. Next week, we'll add the HA row of Hiragana and continue with vocab and simple grammar."
"As with previous sessions, the student and I continued going over his essays--which included both improving on one's already written and brainstorming ideas for further essays. I think he and I have established a nice rapport, where we understand what we're looking for and how we can make improvements. Hearing him come up with ideas, find mistakes, and continuing to take ownership is really encouraging to hear. As before, I gave him a couple of things to do before we meet next--just looking over the essays to proofread and brainstorm some ideas we can go over during our next session."
"The student is preparing for 2 more qualifier exams for Friday. We practiced all 10 questions for each topic: factoring and logs with trig. Friday we will practice again before she takes the exams in the evening."
"This was an important session because the student was reconsidering her decision was take the NCLEX. During the time in between this session and our last, she was leaning towards other options for her career, like LPN. I sent her an email encouraging her to continue her NCLEX study process and assured her that studying the pharmacology does not need to be a nightmare. She decided to give it another try! At the beginning of our session, we discussed a strategy to study pharm. I suggested tackling the pharm sections in the prep book session by session, and she liked this idea. I also gave some tips about making flashcards and what type of info to put on the card and what type to leave off. We discussed the importance of forcing yourself to get through all the info instead of spending hours looking up more details. We spent the rest of the session answering mental health questions from the book. She did very well and learned a lot from the question practice."