Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered surface area and volume of 3-dimensional figures. She is doing very well, and is getting the material with ease. We covered how to measure the arc length/degree, based on the radius and proportion to its circumference. She understood all the formulas very well, and I look forward to our next meeting. "
"The student and I worked on vocab for All Quiet on the Western Front - both what she has to prepare for her handout on Thursday and getting started on learning words for her vocab test later this month."
"The student and I worked on the quadratic formula, finding the vertex and x intercepts of a parabola, we also went over electron configuration, and the naming of molecules as well as writing of molecular formulas from verbal names. The student has a good grasp on how to do his algebra, but he forgets negatives and makes small mistakes. We are working on the best way to check his work when he gets an answer. We are also working on using his calculator to find the answers."
"Today we worked on timed drills. He did very well time wise. I can see an improvement in his confidence and his performance. He did very well on the reading comprehension and ability sections. We worked on noun/verb agreement in my grammar book. We also reviewed apostrophes in regards to plural possessive and contractions. I gave him a list of vocabulary to review. We discussed the words he knew, and how he could decipher unknown words."
"Went over basic strategy regarding time management and how computer adaptive GRE works. Taught the student two basic tricks for solving these Qualitative Analyses problems - 1) process of elimination and 2) plugging in numbers for variables. Practiced using these during problem-solving by going over a section of problems and having her solve these. Doing these problems were helpful to her."
"We continued to complete the math assignment from chapter 11. The material was new to the student so we spent a considerable amount of time solving each problem due to its complexity. I asked her to attempt to solve the remaining two problems on her own over the weekend. On Monday, we will review her answers and begin reviewing for her final exam."
"The student and I continued to review the circuit diagrams -- this time with a more conceptual understanding. I also explained all of the concepts from her last test which she has to make up. We spent the last hour doing practice problems from the static electricity unit, primarily to build her confidence working with equations."
"The client learned how to make a flip-book for memorizing verb conjugations. Per the client's request, I also developed a list of practical vocabulary -- this week's topic was computers and the internet. The client reviewed when to use the preterit or the imperfect tense, and he practiced conjugating regular verbs in the preterit and the imperfect. He had many questions about the reflexive tense and indirect object pronouns, which I tried to answer using his learning materials and my own knowledge. I will try to find curriculum that better explains these concepts to the student."
"We continued to make progress on his level 2 workbook. In addition we split the sessions into conversations relating to the workbook, as well as homework review. The student is committed to gaining a firmer command of the language by the summer."
"We specifically worked on using the past tense, both the imperfect, preterite, as well as present perfect and past perfect. Conjugating in the right tense, as well as for the right subject is something that we will continue to work on. We also continue to expand the student's vocabulary through conversation."
"Tonight, the student and I began by working on a worksheet her Spanish teacher gave her. It was primarily u-ue stem change practice. It took her about 20 minutes to complete all the sentences. After that, we worked further in her workbook to catch her up with her classmates, focusing on conjugating "estar," as well as working on some more pets/classroom vocabulary."
"Long discussion about school, his visit to his sister's college, and his new Spanish teacher. Reviewed chapter 6 concepts, media vocabulary, and the differences between alguno (a), algun, ni, tambien, alguien, etc."