Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked with the student on some light homework, then worked on an English assignment. He has the intellectual potential to be an excellent writer. I'll continue to encourage him on the subject, and I'll try to work on grammatical topics at least a little bit during each weekly session. Good work here."
"The student and I began reviewing for her test on May 2nd. We looked over the review sheet her professor handed out, which outlines key concepts of the chapter. We plan to continue and finish reviewing for her test on May 1st."
"I started this session by going over verb endings in the present, preterite, and imperfect tenses. The student exhibited a good handle on these endings and he improved as we worked over them. We then moved on to direct object and indirect object pronouns. We first went explored what the pronouns do in the sentence. We then practiced utilizing these pronouns on sample sentences from his book. As we neared the end of our session, the student showed vast improvement in his understanding and utilization of direct object and indirect object pronouns."
"The student and I focused most of our energy on mathematics. We also spent time working through analogies: determining the best relationship and choosing the best answer. Overall, things went well, and I'll try my best to get him as prepared as possible for the upcoming test."
"This was our first session. To begin, I established our schedule, which will be every Tuesday and I asked her what the reason was for enlisting the help of a tutor. We first went over stoichiometry from last weeks lessons and then we moved on and did some material for this week's lessons. The rest of this week is focused mainly on the gas laws."
"The client is a great student and initiated that during each lesson whatever is written out he'll be responsible for next time, so we reviewed the material from last week, mostly orally. I also wrote out the verb conjugations for 3 most common verbs, and then we added several commonly used, necessary expressions!"
"This was my first session with the client. For the first half of the lesson, we reviewed his math homework, which was a mix of linear graphs, problem solving, and some statistics. For the second half of the lesson, we worked on determining what areas we should work on throughout the next few sessions. We discussed his current school schedule and course load, determining that he wanted to focus on his daily homework and any special projects on which he needed extra help and then on geometry and social science (the Amendments to the Constitution). A great session -- I'm looking forward to working with him in the coming months!"
"This was our last session before his test. We went over all of the important concepts of the math portion. I gave him a practice test that covered all of the 5th grade math objectives: fractions, word problems, division, multiplication, graphs and charts."
"We worked on his Geometry homework, which took up the whole session. The Geometry concepts covered were proofs and statements on equality properties and angle congruence theorems. We finished all but one problem together so I emailed him the hint/help later that night."
"During this session, I asked him about a rather difficult homework assignment that I gave him instructions on how to complete. We completed two homework assignments that he had to turn in the next day and he should get good grades on those assignments. I also left him with some discussion questions for a book that he chose to read outside of school that we will discuss in our next session. I explained to him that the purpose of the exercises I give him to work on are meant to eventually make those techniques a natural habit as he advances through school, even as he takes more standardized tests."
"In this session the students practiced both the essay/writing section and the critical reading section. They missed only 2 in the critical reading section, and wrote excellent essays. We went over edits they could have made to their essays and over their wrong answers. They did not do quite as well as they have been on the writing section, specifically identifying sentence errors so I have sent them a handout to read."
"Today, we made sure the student was well practiced on all the topics we went over this past month for his test tomorrow. We went over algebra problems I gave for homework (factoring, FOIL, variable division, adding/subtracting/dividing/multiplying fractions), geometry practice (triangles, trapezoid, parallelogram, circle, circumference, and word problems concerning all of these topics), coordinate geometry (distance formula, midpoint formula, midpoint formula), as well as a lot of probability problems. In addition, we started a practice test in his prep book that I want him to finish tonight before the exam. He's improved tremendously, and I can tell he's been doing a lot of extra practice on his own, and really wants to learn the topics we go over in class. He understands and can complete nearly all of the problems that I give him."