Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed her last test (she took the Math and English sections). The student has stellar math skills. She only missed a few questions until she ran out of time. We talked about skipping the ones that seem time-consuming and coming back to those in the end. She has the potential to get a REALLY high score on the math section. She also does really well with the English section."
"I worked with both girls on math. We used pictures and I made physical models to help them understand nets and how to use the formulas. They both made progress in understanding their math assignments. Tomorrow the younger student and I will be studying for her history test on Thursday- I learned she is a visual learner, so I'm going to work with that."
"Final review for AP Physics test. Covered electricity and magnetism: coulomb force, electric field strength and potential, circuits, magnetic force, magnetic field, Lenz's law, Lorenz law, and Faraday's law of induction."
"In this session, we worked on a review sheet that consisted of problems from the whole semester. It covered algebra topics such as finding the slope of a line, equation of a line, solving expressions with inequalities, and a few other subtopics. We went through and completed the entire four pages only coming a few problems short of the end. He had more trouble with certain sections so I decided to focus on those sections most."
"We reviewed applications of linear equations in the real world and discussed strategies for staying organized. I spent some time discussing the plan with the student and then we reviewed it."
"The student and I worked on multiplication flashcards. He has 3x7 totally mastered, and knows the others, but doesn't have them memorized quite yet. We're adding in a subtraction card for this week (12 - 8) and working on 9x4 again, adding in three new cards."
"This was my first session tutoring the student. I worked with the student on calculating the slope between two points, graphing lines given two points, converting to slope-intercept form, and finding the x-intercepts and y-intercepts. He is very good at quickly recognizing what approach to take and which formulas to use, but he makes minor mistakes in calculations (ie. omitting a minus sign, switching x and y values, etc.). I am happy with the progress we achieved and look forward to next our session."
"The student and I looked at each section of the SAT during this session. We spent more time on the essay than we have in the past, discussing the importance of specific, rather than hypothetical evidence. In reading, we talked about the pitfalls of choosing answers that are wrong because they are too specific. In math, we continued to strengthen skills learned in previous sessions, especially higher-level geometry."
"We talked about what the student found challenging when she took the SAT in November. Based on this, we mainly focused on writing multiple choice and reading sections. We discussed specific grammatical principles (to be expanded on in future sessions) as well as overall test-taking strategies."
"This was the student's best day. He really took a major stride today. All the concepts are coming together for him. Practice will continue to polish he skills. I am very proud of him and how much effort he has put in. For homework, he is to continue working on his note cards."
"I brought some practice state test questions in Language Arts and Riley and I worked on those. Then we did some math questions reviews, and ended with reading high interest passages from a novel and refining the student's skills in summarizing. He did very well in all three areas. His concentrations is great as is his ability to deduce the best answer."
"Both students completed the reading comp and math achievement sections of a practice test. Neither struggles very much with the subject matter, but there is a clear distinction in their strengths and weaknesses. Student 1 is a bit better with reading comp, but he's also putting more effort into it. Student 2 does a very good job on math sections."