Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did a nice job during this session. We read several books together during which we worked on sight word recognition and sounding out and blending words. He needs to practice writing letters."
"Met with the student to review for his calculus final on Monday. We started at the top and went through limits, differentiation, the mean value theorem, critical points, max-min, concavity and finally some related rates. As usual they gave us some trouble and the derivatives and very nasty but we completed a couple and I tried to give as many helpful hints as I could before we finished. We'll meet tomorrow for one final review session."
"Today we continued reviewing books for the student's exam. She seemed a little more comfortable with the works today, and said that she re-read one of the books last night. After reviewing the narrative elements of each book, I selected passages at random for her to practice analyzing them as she will have to do on the exam. "
"Discussed student's understanding of the Reading Comprehension and Sentence Completion style questions after discussing strategies and reviewing guide from last session. Went over errors student made in the practice sections assigned at end of the last session for practice between sessions."
"The student admitted to me that despite our successes on her homework, she froze on her recent test and missed a lot of the questions, so we went back over to test to find and explain her mistakes to help prevent them again. Mary spotted several of the errors herself. We then spent some time studying factoring, which she picked up more easily than anything else we have covered so far."
"Today the student and I reviewed for his upcoming geometry test, which he seems to have a good handle on now that we've been over it. We also went over his new Gregor book, and agreed that he should be earning extra credit on his AR."
"The student and I went over the results of her practice test. She got a perfect score on the math again! We went over her practice test essay and another essay which I had her complete after last session. I gave her more pointers on how to achieve on the essay portion. I told her to do that last prompt left from the ones that I had sent her, and that I would send her a few more prompts that she could use to practice before her upcoming SAT test."
"In this morning's session, I helped both students prepare for their quiz later this week on a translation packet on Latin fables. We re-translated all the packages and focused on identifying grammatical features and constructions, especially ablative absolutes, future passive participles, and subjunctive verbs."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed her vocabulary. She also completed a chapter test on her own, and did very well. She scored a 93% on the test, so we are moving forward to different tenses of verbs soon. The student is improving in every area, she still needs to be more comfortable forming sentences. Her practice before tomorrows session is to make a longer vocabulary list and work with the app on her phone."
"The student recited her lines from memory. She worked at it until she got it perfect. She is ready for Thursday! We worked through Latin carefully and then went back through them completely once more in anticipation of Friday's test."
"Today we went back to the basics. I decided it would be most beneficial to establish a stronger grasp on the basics before tackling the next homework assignment. The student has ordered a workbook for some extra practice. He is still excited to learn and is obviously doing a lot of work between sessions!"
"The student did perfectly at declining the fourth declension noun, but still needs some more work on 3rd -io verbs. For next time I told him to review 5th declension nouns and continue reviewing 3rd -io verbs. Today we reviewed chapter IV of Ad Catilinam in depth, and also briefly reviewed sections I and II. He claimed that the quiz went well, and that he has a test tomorrow, so I hope to see some of the graded material next time in order to better gauge what we need to work on more."