Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For our last session we went over some last questions in preparation for her final next week. we went over some circular motion questions and some different questions involving energy and work and power. she still seems to struggle with circular motion questions but she is doing much better than before."
"The student and I worked on his algebra II review for the final. We only made it part way through and then switched to chemistry because he has a worksheet due tomorrow on stoichiometry. We'll meet again on Wednesday afternoon."
"We went over the questions that he had missed on his Algebra quiz and looked over a bit of Chemistry near the end. We worked the algebra questions over and I gave him a lot of practice with prime factorization of radicals, telling him that this was the preferred method of determining square roots."
"Covered Spanish verb tenses. The student learned the difference between the imperfect and preterite, and came away with a good grasp of when to use which tense. We also worked on vocabulary words related to expressing time (last Monday, never, sometimes, etc.)."
"The student and I practiced diagramming complex and compound sentences. He still has some difficulty diagramming prepositional phrases. In order to help, our lesson for the day focused on transitive and intransitive verbs and finally direct objects and indirect objects. I believe that if he can keep indirect objects and prepositional phrases separate his ability to diagram will greatly improve."
"The student and I continued working on his essay. We made an outline and developed paragraphs. The essay had to justify US engagement in World War I. I had to bring out some of my personal resources to explain the content. The essay was well outlined."
"The student has increased significantly since we began working on math and his assessment. After preparing for the assessment, we will be constantly working on his SAT, reviewing math for his school, and restarting mandarin."
"Today we went over the new vocabulary to help him prepare for tomorrow's test. He mentioned that his overall grade has been rising. There were about 6 vocabulary words that he was having problems with, hearing them from both English and Spanish, so we drilled those a bit and worked on the definitions for that activity. To further prepare for tomorrow's test, the student will be reviewing the vocabulary briefly and even more, the list of words that were more difficult for him. Since the majority of the words are cognates and not too challenging, he should do well on the test if he can remember the more difficult ones by studying them before hand."
"The student and I worked on her Spanish homework together and reviewed her new unit vocabulary on cooking and foods. The student studied the vocab words over the weekend, which allowed her to complete the problems quickly because she didn't have to continuously reference the vocab sheet. She has a quiz tomorrow, so hopefully all of the studying over the weekend will pay off. We then worked on her geometry homework and chemistry homework on acids and bases."
"During this session, the student and I continued to work on Usted, Ustedes, and Tu formal and informal commands. However, this time I did not limit the vocabulary to his current chapter that relies on household chores and Beach/Vacation items, but rather expanded upon his Spanish I and II combined vocabulary themes which include: La familia, la comida, la escuela, los deportes, etc. For our next session, I also gave the student a light homework assignment, which utilizes Superlative and Comparative adjectives. Since I discovered his love of "American" football, I asked him to use various superlative and comparative words/phrases in Spanish to make comparisons/assertions to Soccer."
"The student seems confident about this fill-in-the-blank of his Spanish test. We mainly covered all different verb tenses from present subjunctive to all of the past perfect constructions. We talked about context clues and other ways to know when to use these verbs. He gave me his study guide as well with key verbs and vocabulary he should study. He seems to have all of the conjugation verb patterns down."
"The student reported that his presentation over Chapter 6 had gone well, and his teacher said he had done a good job. We reviewed the vocabulary from Chapter 7 covered last week, and continued with the rest of the Chapter. He did very well during the session and his memory of vocabulary has improved significantly."