Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on the English and Reading sections today. She told me she has some trouble with punctuation, so we spent some time reviewing comma rules. Overall, however, she's doing great on the questions and has a good grasp on grammar rules. With a bit of practice I think she'll nail this section. The reading always seems to be the hardest section for students, as is the case with her. She reads quite quickly, so we'll just need to do some work with the questions to make sure she's reading them carefully and noticing the details necessary to answer the questions correctly. I asked her to practice another reading section before our next session so we have more to work with and don't have to spend as much time doing the problems during the session."
"The student met with her Lit. Professor and he gave her positive feedback about the outline. Today she began working on the paper itself. She developed some of the themes she wants to discuss from the first of the two books. She spent time re-familiarizing herself with the book and selecting quotes and episodes to cite in her paper. She was able to write a few paragraphs discussing the first book."
"Today, the student and I worked with an SAT Prompt and worked on how to develop ideas and tie them together into a cohesive argument that contains some level of complexity. We also went through a number of essays and read through the comments on them. At the end of the session we discussed when it would be best for the student to take the test."
"Introductory session. Passé compose vs. imparfait; lequel, laquelle, lesquelles, etc.; review of the imperfect and the subjunctive; approaches to writing (it's better to think in bad French than to try translating English thoughts into French!) conversation practice. the student has a lot of general knowledge, but she needs to practice applying it for it to be any use to her; We will continue to work on her knowledge of grammatical rules (especially verb forms) and build up her vocabulary."
"She took a practice test. We went through the problems she missed, and she mostly needs to work on not leaving any questions blank, and not convincing herself that she doesn't know how to work a problem before reading it through."
"Today, the student and I worked on an intro to Java Applets and Processing library. The session was productive in that she learned how to use the Processing library (she was versed in it already from class). The session included how to set up a project, start the project, and work on object placement, coloring, and animation."