Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed and reviewed her science concepts on sexual and asexual reproduction. We then discussed the percent proportion, and I shared with her another method to solving these problems. We also began working on her one-pager even though her novel wasn't finished yet. At this point, her math was great. We talked about key moments in the book that she could consider when creating her one-pager for English. We also looked at examples."
"Student 1 and I covered history, religion, and how to create a study guide - she's come around to the idea. Student 2 and I worked on biology and her tactics for her midterms. Student 3 and I covered planning for the future - thinking roughly about colleges, the SATs, and his AP test at the end of the semester. They were fairly focused today. I left Student 3 with planning his future a bit, Student 1 with completing and using her study guides for history and religion, and Student 2 with getting better. I also have started teaching Student 1 how to be clearer when she explains things, and she is really making progress."
"The student got a perfect score on his Spanish quiz on Tuesday! I encouraged him to keep this up with sustained studying. We then went over physics, then shifted our attention to the student's upcoming essay. We talked through guidelines for the English essay and then made a list of things that he can do to prepare, including marking relevant passages from the book, making a list of important themes, and re-reading two chapters that his teacher highlighted as especially important. We also discussed semester finals. He plans to start reviewing physics this weekend. We spent the remainder of the session working on a math review assignment in preparation for his math test on Friday. He seems to be more than ready!"
"We mostly covered the Wilson chapter on Environmental policy. Specifically, we covered entrepreneurial and majoritarian politics and the Clean Air and Water Act. We discussed general US political themes such as the Senate filibuster, the adversarial nature of our system of checks & balances as well as the cabinet's role in advising the President. The student's attitude was great, I can tell that she wants to learn and do well in the course. I suggested she take detailed notes and make flashcards for test prep."
"This was a great session with this student, and he has already started his summer school semester. We discussed his strategy for taking each class, English, then Poli-Sci, and then Business Calculus. We reviewed his first quiz on the Lord of the Rings book, and reviewed the first half of the book, and the ten chapters that would comprise the test. He had a great plan, and he had done great preparation before the test. We will meet regularly to make sure he stays on point to keep his good grades coming along."
"The student said that the class would have a "surprise" test tomorrow, so we went over a review sheet his teacher provided. The review sheet covered chapters 7 (similar shapes) and chapter 8 (sine/cosine/tangent, etc.). I made sure we covered a little of everything. Overall, I think this approach/ the review sheet in general was helpful. He remembered or knew most things, and the review sheet allowed me to teach or refresh his memory on the things he no longer recalled."