Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I had an excellent first session with this student! She didn't know much about the test yet, so we spent our session going over what the sections are going to be and looking at some sample problems in each section. Her verbal reasoning ability is excellent, and I think that is likely to be her strongest section. Her reading comp is also good, so with just a bit of practice, that section should also be where it needs to be. The math is her weakest area, and there are many concepts she hasn't yet encountered in school. We will work on targeting concept strands systematically, so that hopefully by the time she takes her test, she will have encountered all the concepts that are going to be on it. For homework, I'm going to send her some algebra practice and a bit more verbal and reading."
"I started a new routine with the student today. Since she is in the 2nd grade, I am going to work with her on reading fluency. We started reading Roald Dahl's book "The Magic Finger" together. I let her read the easier sentences and wrote down words that she missed. Obviously, I read more than she did, but I was modeling reading fluency. I also had her write down the words that she missed, and we talked about why she missed them. She needs to improve her penmanship, and I will give her homework to practice writing."
"The student read the story of "Peter Rabbit" along with some reading from the "Ocean from the Kaleidoscope" book. We also practiced our memory by reciting the "Five Silly Monkeys" song. He also took a quiz after a short reading from an exercise sheet, which he did well on. He did not do too much fast reading today. He seems to have fallen back into reading one word at a time as opposed to several words at once, but he is engaged and learning new words and comprehension strategies. I debriefed with his father yesterday."
"The students and I continued to review several modules in preparation for their final exam today. We were able to cover the following: Module 7, which focused on production and excise taxes, related graphs, and the effects on price and quantity (before and after) as well as effects on consumer surplus; Module 8, focusing on indifference curves and budget constraints; and Module 9, which focused on costs (e.g. TVC, MC, etc.), their related graphs, and calculations. We also successfully completed a set of final review questions, and they both had a good understanding of what was covered."
"We covered quantitative comparisons, perimeter, functions, and math vocabulary. Initially, quantitative comparisons seemed to be a challenge but she easily grasped the concept. Strategies were also included. She will create flashcards for terms/concepts that need additional attention. Her attitude is always pleasant, and she is eager to learn. No concerns from this session, and it was a great win to see her understanding quant comp so quickly!"
"We went through a review for the student's exam. We went through the methods of depreciation along with the calculations. We also covered the different types of stock and dividends. We then went through bonds and how to calculate and record them using the effective interest method."