Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was my first session with the student. We discussed her expectations for the sessions and I reviewed my background and style of tutoring with her. She has a test scheduled for Friday so we studied the earliest period of history, covering the movement of different groups of people, the agricultural revolution, and first civilizations."
"The student and I completed his Thursday night homework involving The Crusades and the power of the Christian Church. We also got back his World History Test from last week. He got a 76 on that test. This is the first test he has passed of the semester so far, and he scored much higher than the class average so I see a big improvement. He also started a Document Based Question for World History. He is also now passing literature."
"We worked together to complete the study guide for tomorrow's test. We covered chapters 11-13 in review. The student took notes for studying. We also practiced a musical device to help him remember the Chinese dynasties in succession. The study guide was complete at the end of the session but he should still review it to keep it fresh for the test."
"The student and I went over the material covered in the homework. The homework covered trigonometric functions, the unit circle, law of sines, and the law of cosines. By completing the homework and reviewing, the student began to have a good understanding of the material and got intuition with regards to the topic. I asked him to work on more practice problems and memorize the unit circle in preparation for his final as well. Overall, it was a very productive meeting. Homework was completed, and the student learned trigonometric functions."
"Today, we focused on four new vocabulary words. The student wrote each word, its part of speech and definition, and made sure to write each letter and word to maximize legibility. Her homework is to write each word and definition neatly, and to write each word in a sentence."
"We worked on a review of the student's essay which is due on Tuesday. We examined the writing prompt, dissected and answered each portion of the prompt, and created an outline for the essay. Then, we discussed how to create a strong thesis statement, which the student was able to achieve. After discussing what would be included in each paragraph of the essay, we planned for her to email me a copy of her essay so that I might be able to look it over before she submits it for a grade. I am very happy to have met her, and look forward to working with her!"