Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I introduced the student to integration by substitution. We went over the more simple problems, just so she could really get an understanding for the process. She was able to do a few examples on her own, so I believe she really picked it up. She will go over the material on Monday, and let me know if she needs any additional help before our next session."
"The student needed some help writing a compare/contrast essay on two Jack London books. I helped her to create an outline of the main points she wanted to make and establish a thesis statement to guide her body paragraphs. She completed her essay. She also realized that her essays for English class use the same format as is used on TOEFL essays - because a well-crafted essay follows the same rules regardless! She worked hard and stayed focused on the task."
"We covered decimals, rounding decimals, and finding out which decimal is larger. He struggled some with rounding decimals. He was engaged and willing to learn. Because he receives work on Monday and has to turn it in on Friday, I suggested meeting during the week for homework help. We can continue to meet on Saturdays for practice on PARCC problems as needed."
"This session focused on going over parts of social and environmental history for patients keeping in mind their age and abilities. Much of the session revolved around review of things like basic first aid, safety, CPR, and topics relevant to the histories above."
"We spent this session going over reading comprehension. We discussed strategies from a test prep book the student is working from, and went over specifics about why specific answer choices are right and wrong."
"Yesterday, the student asked me to bring him some greetings or daily expressions, so we started with that, reading them and verifying the meaning. What we are going to do is to start using them every day, and we are not going to repeat them. That is in order to cover more vocabulary and not the same words every day. After that, we reviewed some sentences that he wrote, and he is perfecting them day by day. Then, we started talking about our lives. It was a free topic today, and the objective was to focus on fluidity. The student is really fluent when we have a free topic, and he doesn't overthink. Next session, we're going to talk about the beginnings of commerce, I want to see how he does talking about past, mixing different tenses, and also using more specific vocabulary for that."