Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through his homework for the week. This included learning and reviewing words for the dinner table, such as: servilleta, tenedor, cuchara, vaso, camarero, etc. Other categories studied were hair styles, height, family relations, etc. He is doing very well in recollecting Spanish words and associating them with similar words, such as cuchara sounding like escuchar (spoon and to listen)."
"Today the student and I studied some math problems that he found challenging last week and we also went through a section of science. For this week's homework, he is going to read ch 6, 7 and 8 from his ACT prep book (chapters about the English section) and he is going to do a practice section of science and English."
"Today the student and I covered his 7,8,and 9 times tables again and he is progressing along at a nice pace. We covered prime numbers and combinations of different numbers, which he understands well. We performed partial sums and column addition and subtraction, which he understands. He is doing well and next time we will try to cover topics that he will cover next in school. We will also cover some more reading skills."
"Today was my last time meeting with the student before her SAT this Saturday. We worked through the math section with the grid-in questions together. We also reviewed general tips and strategies for all three of the sections in order to prepare her for her test this weekend."
"Student and I worked on reviewing four math sections for her quiz tomorrow. After we passed the first section of graphing, student was confident and successful at reviewing the remaining sections. She struggled with some velocity (distance=rate x time) problems but understood the concepts. She will need to review graphing again before her quiz."
"We reviewed her quiz where she scored a 74. It covered x and y equations involving sin and cos. She missed a few but knows how to do the problems. She just started polar coordinates and graphing of polar coordinates. She was doing OK with it, but hasn't covered too much so she didn't have many questions. She thinks she did well on her test, and will retake the quiz to try to do better."
"The student and I discussed a basic overview of the ACT. We discussed general strategies, mostly related to time management. As always, she seemed quite responsive and very engaged. As her most recent SAT test results show, she is quite good at internalizing and applying strategies. I'm very proud of her SAT progress, and she seems to be able to respond in a similar fashion to the ACT. I have asked her to do a practice test so that we can begin working on detailed concepts at our next session."
"We continued to work on multiplication and completed the 3rd grade pretest I formulated based on the 3rd grade common core standards. Next session we will be working on multiplication, money and telling time. The student is able to identify all forms of money and is able to complete single digit multiplication word problems. She still needs to continue to practice her multiples of 3s, 4s, but has mastered multiples of 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. In school, she has not yet learned the other multiples but will soon. Next session, she will work on telling time and making her own clock to better understand how to tell time. In addition, she will be asked to complete money word problems."
"More work with ratio and percent problems, and a long deconstruction of a complex grid-in area/perimeter combination problem. Careful reasoning through a long non-fiction reading comprehension section."
"Both students worked on a test review. We worked on multiple topics from solving linear equations, inequalities, and percentages. They need to still focus on reading the problems closely and writing all the steps down on paper to ensure they get the correct answer."
"The student and I spent some time getting to know each other. Then we went through a critical reading section together, so I could assess her strengths and weaknesses. After talking through a few of the questions she missed, we discussed a few strategies. Specifically, she and I talked about finding evidence to "prove" the answer she chooses. We worked through more questions, and I stopped her as she was going to have her explain her choices to me. This strategy seemed to help her. We also talked about reading the questions before the answer choices, and not necessarily reading the whole passage."
"The student had some questions about some practice material for a test he had on Thursday so I helped walk him through some of the material. He had some questions about identifying monomials, binomials and polynomials as well as putting equations in standard and slope-intercept. We worked through a couple practice problems and I provided some links to pages that explained formatting and identifying polynomials. Working through practice problems and explaining the material really seemed to help. He also had some questions about dividing polynomials so I provided a practice worksheet, of which we collaboratively solved a couple and I left the rest for him to practice."