Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the second half of the material on the student's exam tomorrow. He seems prepared for it. I would recommend a little additional review before his exam just to make sure all of the smaller conceptual concepts are down, but he seemed very prepared, and we worked through a lot of problems as well as talked about each topic covered. He has a very good understanding of the material."
"In today's session, the student and I went over physics. We started a new chapter - electrostatics. First, we went over the concept/properties of charges and the movement of charges. Then we went over equations that measured the electric force between objects."
"The student and I met from 10-12:15 today. We went over three test sections that she had completed by spending most of the time working on verbal passages and language skills. Last week we had spent most of the time on Math so we didn't spend any time this weekend reviewing those concepts. She emailed me the essay and answer sheets for the sections. I quizzed her on some of the vocabulary which she still needs some work on. We added a few words to her vocab list. We will be meeting approximately five times over the next two weeks which will take us within a month of the test date."
"The student and I reviewed exponential theorems for the GRE, went over lists of things to remember that I had created for her, and practiced numerous probability, geometry, and exponent problems. The homework assigned was for her to take a computer GRE exam and to memorize the rest of the sheets I created and emailed to her. "
"The student worked on an assessment worksheet from school that involved area, perimeter, volumes, percent-decimal-fraction, factoring quadratics, slope-intercept form of linear equations, functions, domain, range, and absolute value."
"The student did a lot of her background work. Most of what I needed to do was answer questions she had. I showed her a couple of shortcuts for some problems which will help her out. She said they do not have a textbook so I requested she tell me which topics she would like to cover before a session so I can bring some sample problems or material."
"The student and I continued to focus on biology. In this session, we began preparing for her biology final and worked on creating another review sheet based off of study recommendations from her teacher. Some of the topics we covered included photosynthesis, the structure of water in its various forms, and cellular biology."
"During our meeting, the student and I covered a practice test. We went through 20 questions where she would have to predict the next pattern in the sequence. She did very well and answered 15 questions correctly on her own. We also focused on test taking strategies to help her narrow down the best answer. We finished the session by reviewing multiplication and division for an upcoming quiz."
"This session started off with the student completing a list of 11 verbs that I had her define and then conjugate in the imperfect verb tense. After that, we worked on the materials that I had designed. Many of the activities focused on the difference between the imperfect and the preterite verb tenses. After that, we worked on activities involving the preterite verb tense specifically. Lastly, we worked on forming sentences in Spanish from English sentences. Overall, it was a great session!"
"Our session focused on mastering basic facts and reading comprehension. The student knows his basic facts but we are working on him being able to complete 100 basic facts in 3 minutes. This will be an ongoing."
"We started by reviewing reading passages and doing several practice passages. From there we jumped into math and reviewed some difficult math questions (that dealt with simplification and expansion of algebraic terms). Next week, the student is scheduled to take another full length practice test."
"The student and I worked on vocabulary review first. After that, we went into some of the reading passages, and he actually did very well. I am going to encourage him to practice for longer, uninterrupted periods of time in order to build testing stamina. A few times, I have noticed that he answers more wrong at the end, which is understandable. Luckily, that is also fixable. What is good, though, is that when he misses questions, he rarely chooses an answer that is completely wrong. This shows that he is consistently using the elimination strategy."