Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we focused solely on reviewing for the student's social studies North American geography test on Friday. I was able to use a code from her textbook to print out a practice test. First, we started by going over key terms and definitions. Just like in prior sessions, we discussed each definition -- tips for remember each word e.g. permafrost, permanent frost, and how the definitions relate to each other. Next we reviewed the practice questions at the end of the chapter that she was struggling with in previous sessions. She also brought two grade quizzes she took on this chapter. We went over the questions she got wrong for reinforcement. Finally, she took the practice test. For further review, she is going to review key terms, go over review questions, and reread the chapter. Her teacher will also give the students more time before the test for in-class review."
"The student had a presentation over Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple and the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction) due. The student and I worked on researching. I taught her that even though Wikipedia cannot be trusted by itself, you can still use it for finding good sources. Together, we found a great one for Alice Walker, and she picked out the facts that she wanted to go on her poster board. She then decorated the board with some Sharpies. It was a very good session!"
"Today we went over the multiple choice and most of the short answer questions for Chapter 5 (Greek Civilizations). We also discussed the essay questions in more detail. She then outlined the essay for Chapter 5. During this week, she will write the essay to Chapter 5, and then will outline and write the essays for Chapters 3 and 4. She can email them to me as soon as she writes them, so I can review them before our next session."
"We went over one of the student's assignments due next week. We worked on calculating duty from a boiler and also calculating properties of interest with different fluids in a shell and tube heat exchanger."
"The student and I ran through some math. He's better than when we started together. He needs to invest this week to SAT prep and fill in his holes with SAT Practice tests. I'm doing my best to guide him, and he's a very compliant student. He seems to be picking up what I'm teaching. I assigned more work for Thursday, our last lesson."
"Today we worked on LG, especially in and out and hybrid games. We are working on making sure that the student makes as many inferences as he can during his setup, and then again each time he is given a new piece of information in a question, figuring everything out before looking at answer choices."