Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed studying, reading and note strategy, and introduced her to the companion site for her textbook. Very good session."
"We worked on American history (1600's-pre-revolutionary 1700's). The student is generally attentive. I encourage him to start taking notes on the material from the book and organizing items chronologically to understand the bigger picture."
"This was the first session with the student, and as such we went over things such as goals and expectations, how his classes were structured, and areas that needed improvement. Additionally, we went through a history homework assignment analyzing the differing opinions among strict and loose constructionists with regard to the Louisiana Purchase. He seems to be grasping general concepts pretty well but has indicated he wants to improve his GPA to better position himself to be a desirable candidate when he applies to college. Because he does have a good understanding of the material, one of our focuses is going to be study habits and trying to utilize strategies on a daily basis that will help him achieve the "A" grade he is aiming for."
"The student and I met for our first session today. We talked about her class and what difficulties she is currently facing. She seems to have the most difficulty with the memorization of information as well as world history background knowledge that she has not learned yet. We went through the vocabulary words she provided and filled in the gaps of knowledge. She made connections to her prior knowledge to personalize the acquisition of new concepts. She also must learn to analyze information like a historian. She does well drawing conclusions when provided with this structure but must learn the method. Overall, she seems like a very capable student who can excel in this course."
"The student and I did some practice work with inequalities, since she had a quiz over her materials today and didn't have any new homework to study. She seems to be doing well with inequalities, although she can make some silly errors if she works too quickly. She certainly knows the material, which is encouraging."
"The student and I ran through some English and Reading questions. We focused on timing, since she moves slowly. I tried to give her some time-saving tips, as well as strategy, and she seems to have incorporated them. The test is this weekend, so she needs to keep up the hard work."