Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over her algebra review test today. She actually got more right than originally thought (she just wrote the answers in different formats than the answers -- fractions vs. decimals, etc.). She got the right answers on about 90 percent of them. I told her that once she slows down and checks her work, she will be completely successful!"
"During today's session we continued work on charge and electric fields. The student seemed to remember much of what we talked about at the last session. We also discussed how we might begin to review for the final."
"The student and I went over the 1st and 2nd declension of nouns and adjectives; the present, imperfect and future tense of 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs; and translated the stories in Chapters 1-3 of the text. We also did all the exercises in Chapter 3."
"The student and I began our session with a review of the writing multiple choice and sentence completions. With each successive session, I see his confidence with these question types improve. The only suggestion I would make is that he could be slightly more systematic with the grammar errors he cannot immediately identify. He should continue to review his strategies on his own in the days leading up to the test. The student and I also quickly reviewed essay section strategies, and he feels quite confident with this as well. We spent the remainder of the session working on passage-based reading. He feels the least confident with the passages, but the extra effort he put in during this session made all the difference."
"Today the student and I worked on a project for her government class. The project is making a campaign ad for one of the candidates in the election. We went through and planned out the entire ad, including writing all of the text and finding pictures and video footage. "
"Geometry: reviewed Logic Proofs and laws associated with solving them. It seems like the student understands all the laws and how to go through the proofs. Before his next exam we can work through as many examples as possible."
"Spent first part of session discussing client's strengths/weaknesses as regards the sections of the assessment and planning out a semi-regular schedule of meetings between now and when he takes the assessment. Spent the majority of session going over topics and practice problems in the math section (the client's self-diagnosed weakness), paying special attention a) to some tricks/strategies and b) to the fraction/proportion/percentage/etc. section, which was the first in the prep book that the client had not fully reviewed himself prior to meeting."
"The student worked on initial consonant blends, fl- and fr- using a worksheet titled, Preparing for Winter. He also made new words using the initial consonant blends: br-, cl-, cr-, fl-, fr- and the inflectional endings: -ank, -ing, -ock, -own, and -usd. Lastly, he corrected sentences using editing marks and then rewrote the sentences."
"Today the student prepared for her upcoming quiz in algebra. We learned about polynomials and the various forms (general form, vertex form and factor form). We learned to identify each form and to transform each form from one to the other. We also learned to write up a vertex form polynomial but looking at a data table and a factor form polynomial by referring to a graph."
"We first went over the homework I assigned the student, which was related to the math section of the ACT. We then discussed the science section and strategies related to it, and practiced some questions. Finally, we briefly discussed the reading portion and how to approach that section and its questions."
"We worked on synonyms and then sentence completions. The sentence completions are a bit challenging for her because the vocabulary is above her reach. That said, she and her mom are both committed to learning vocab. intensely before her test."
"The student and I discussed her presentation, started outlining the presentation, read and discussed reading for this week and discussed the readings I had summarized prior to our meeting."