Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's Chemistry homework, laid out a study plan for her Chemistry test, reviewed her Geometry homework, and created a detailed schedule for her."
"Tonight we began by working through the student's history homework over the post-Bill-of-Rights constitutional amendments. He had very little trouble with the assignment, only confusing the 13th and 14th amendments, which were passed at the same time and relate to the same issue. We then finished defining the newest vocabulary list, the student once again contributing several definitions on his own."
"Again the student continues to impress! I am beginning a search for a good introductory solo piece to begin building her repertoire. She is mastering rhythms and each new piece of theory information I throw at her. She is a remarkable student and continues to progress nicely."
"Prepared for upcoming algebra practice test. Topics: graphing lines from slope-intercept form, d=rt equations (speed/distance), polynomial expressions, exponent operations, percentages. The student is getting better at catching simple mistakes, and with graphing lines in slope-intercept."
"We spent our last session today going over temperature changes in substances, and phase changes. We also worked on polarity and what electronegativity was. She took all those subjects and understood them well. She has her test tomorrow and is feeling confident about all the subjects we covered."
"Today the student and I worked on her geometry worksheet. This mostly involved isosceles triangles and determining angles based on given angles. Next time, we'll do some additional practice problems."
"The student and I reviewed the material he is covering in class. Then we worked on past perfect tense. He went through my verb book, selected verbs he knew, and we created a chart with information about past perfect. I also quizzed him on it as we went through by using a verb in a sentence in present tense and asking him to put it into past tense."
"Today was mostly a getting to know you session, and also going over where she's feeling the least confident in the ACT. We worked through some science practice problems and went over some tricks and tips for approaching different parts. We also did some math work, and reviewed a lot of geometry."
"(1.5 hours prep, 1.5 hours tutoring) The student and I spent the majority of the session reviewing cards I had prepared on chapter 7, regarding how anthropologists changed their approaches to research after the 1850s, and the influence of these anthropological approaches on historians. In the final 20 minutes we over-viewed chapter 8, regarding how historians utilize narrative devices, and critiques of White, who's breakdown of narrative tropes failed to explain how such tropes may be dictated by the historical subjects studied. I gave the student several minutes to review the cards, and then I quizzed him and guided him through his answers."
"We began the session by going over the student's homework. Since he and I were able to jump ahead last week, he had already completed most of his homework on his own. We spent the remainder of the session doing a little review and previewing what he would be studying next week. We ended up getting two sections ahead of where he is now, and he seems extremely competent with the new geometry material. Because he is so far ahead I have advised that we do not need to meet again on Wednesday as scheduled."
"The student brought a dictionary, and demonstrated she grasps how to use a dictionary. She was able to sound out the words I gave her without much assistance. We also played a sight word game. I tested her on both new and old words. She knew the old words completely. I ask her to repeat the word three times while looking at it. To close, we picked out books - one to read at the library, and one to read at home. She willingly read the library book, only pausing when she encountered unfamiliar words."
"The student and I finally had our first session, and it was a great success! She was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of math that she had forgotten since high school, but as we started working through some problems together, the material started to come back to her. I wanted to spend our session today mainly getting a sense of what she needs the most help with, so we worked through a math section and a reading section. We had a very productive session today and we'll continue to work on this next time."