Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I continued studying math. We focused on geometry and some trigonometry. The student should be taking a practice exam on English and math this weekend. We also decided to up the sessions to three times a week for the next two weeks before the test."
"Today we finished the math pages in her homework packet and reviewed the spelling list. The math pages took us quite a bit of time, but she seemed to have a much stronger grasp of the concept by the end of it."
"We talked about strategies for what kind of essay the SAT looks for; how to write the timed essay most effectively within the 46 lines and 25 minutes; what language and sentence structure strategies achieve the 'persuasion' goal; we went through some of the commonly asked grammatical questions in the MC section; we analyzed examples from an SAT prep book"
"I met with student 1 to help her study for her upcoming final exam. We covered topics having to do with solving systems of equations. We graphed inequalities and discussed the different methods for solving systems of equations. I also met with student 2 and we briefly continued our discussion on sequences and functions."
"We prepared for a geometry quiz on triangles and their corresponding postulates/theorems. He seemed to understand the info. We addressed questions he had as we worked through a homework set. His key with this will be his ability to use techniques he's previously learned and apply them to triangle problem solving. "
"The student and I went over his math test. We made a checklist to use in order to figure out his most common errors and to check for them once he's finished his test."
"The student is working on some more complicated equilibrium questions. We went through many homework problems she had and I think she is really catching on now. There are only two basic types of problems, but you really have to get it to see that, and she is starting to really get it."
"The student reviewed the vocabulary that he learned yesterday on travel by completing a packet of worksheets. I reviewed an old test with him and explained the sections that he got wrong. He had trouble with reading comprehension and also writing sentences in the imperfect. I gave him some tips on how to read through a passage in Spanish that has questions that need to be answered about the passage. We worked on the subjunctive again and he completed review worksheets from his text book. He is having a test next week on chapter 6. His dad mentioned that he sees the student's confidence building with the language. I agree with him too."
"We continued with the preterite and the imperfect of stem-changing and reflexive verbs in unit 5A. We reviewed the list of verbs in units 4A and 4B and practiced by completing a multiple-choice practice test. We will work on reflexive verbs. Her test has been re-scheduled for Friday, March 28. She needs to finish off the third section of the practice test and study the vocabulary at the back of each unit for homework. She also promised to bring previous tests and quizzes so that we can follow up on her mistakes. She was very focused today and got an 82% for the first and second section of the practice test."
"We corrected the student's homework. It covered conjugation of verbs in past tense. I explained to him the rules for conjugation."
"We began with vocab - reading, familiarizing, and reviewing the chapter's words. Then we talked about the chapter's grammar section - ir/er verbs in the preterite tense. We reviewed endings and how to find the stems of these verbs. We talked about demonstrative adjectives and pronouns - when, how, and why to use them. Then we went over two of his worksheets. He was able to find errors in his previous work and correct them. He was able to do this on his own, but sometimes with my help. I told him to read over his vocabulary words at least once a day. I also said that we would finish up his worksheets on Thursday and continue to review the chapter that he is currently studying. He is a very capable student and I think once it all clicks he will do great."
"We went over a study guide packet together which covered vocab, past participles, and the imperfect tense. We also talked about the preterit and how to conjugate certain verbs in the preterit. We corrected the student's verb sheets that she has to do for class. We brushed on "e->i" stem changing verbs. Overall great work! Things seem clearer now for her."