Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was able to finish another practice exam for today's session. He scored a 25 with the biggest improvement in the reading section. He also increased slightly in the science section. He was not able to finish the essay beforehand, so we spent part of the session reviewing that. The essay he wrote greatly improved and I would have given his essay a score of a 9 out of 12. We then spent the rest of the session reviewing math."
"I brought various worksheets that the student and I completed. We focused heavily on fill in the blank questions and word order when creating sentences from given vocabulary. We also reviewed modal auxiliary verbs, and practiced asking and answering questions orally."
"The student and I went over his homework (math ACT review). He was able to get to all of the correct answers. He scored 39/40 on reading section questions, so we skipped that section. Then we began the science section. He scored 4/10 and was able to get 9/10 with assistance."
"The student and I went over the final 2D motion and projectiles homework. He had completed a good amount of it on his own, which shows a great understanding of the material. We then moved on to work on vectors. We completed vectors homework number one (of three). We covered the addition, subtraction, and manipulation of vectors. We also dealt with deconstructing a vector into its x- and y-components."
"Today we worked on synonyms. Worked on a timed verbal section. Reviewed strategies for guessing and eliminating answer choices. We reviewed root word and prefix worksheets. Every session we will work on increasing her vocabulary and narrowing down possible answer choices. She did quite well on a math section. I also timed her on an analogy section. She did better than on the synonyms."
"The student worked on an essay: organization, topic choices, transitions, openers, and conclusions. We did a practice poetry passage, studied rules for the use of commas, and math problems requiring unit conversions. We covered some test taking tips and practiced a set of math questions from a practice test. The student could benefit from another session on fractions and the various types of questions which illustrate mastery of fractions (concepts, notation, operations). He could benefit from reinforcement of proper spelling."
"Today the student and I reviewed the basic principles behind the present progressive verb tense. We worked extensively on how to apply direct and indirect objects. We also went over reflexive verbs and their applications. The student was able to create sentences using both present progressive and reflexive verbs. We reviewed previous vocabulary and worked on pronunciation as well. We will continue to work on verbs and refresh all vocabulary during our next session."
"Today, the student and I worked on the Math section of the SAT's test 1. I was developing a baseline to work with him. I had him take two sections and then we went over some of the answers. Next session we will work on extra math problems and a writing sample."
"Worked with Student 1 on reviewing for his AP Statistics exam. He has a good understanding of material. With Student 2, we reviewed for his adding, subtracting, and multiplying binomials quiz. He also has a very good understanding of the material."
"We reviewed his Bacteria test, and went through the next chapter, Viruses. We then decided to start reviewing for his final, as we don't know what subject/chapter his class will be doing this coming week."
"We went through her notes for her exam. It was a review of everything that they learned so far. We mostly worked on genetic part. We covered mitosis, meiosis, DNA replication and protein synthesis as well. We also solved several question for Punnett Square. She knew most of them and we just review them again together. She is doing great."
"For this session, I let the student take the lead, per the parents' wishes. We mostly went through a very helpful site that is very similar to the test questions in the reading comprehension section. It was the student's choice for the night, and he wanted to explore and interact with the site once he saw it. The student read out loud four selections from the 7th and 8th grade levels on the site, and answered all the questions correctly. For the essay/writing sections on this site, we discussed what he would write, since essay/writing is not quizzed on the test questions. For the rest of the session, the student played a synonym game that he really enjoyed. We then played another synonym game as a team, and he found that very enjoyable and fun too."