Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was certainly an improvement from the last one! The student revised his essay from our previous session. He certainly proved to me that he is capable of injecting details into his writing. I am doing my best to motivate him without having my requirements seem overly demanding. He asked me for a bit of help on his vocabulary homework for school, which I think was actually helpful! I had him memorize some of the words before I left and I hope he is able to retain some of them! We also made a good amount of progress on tricky word problems and percentage problems in the math section of his practice book. The student did some great work today!"
"First meeting with client, primarily a diagnostic session. Wanted to establish the students capabilities on each section. We focused on Math and Reading portions. Assigned problems and practice sessions."
"We spent most of our session reviewing homework problems I assigned last time. We went over strategies to answer questions when the solution isn't clear. For homework, I assigned a timed sample essay, as well as practice for all other types of questions. I've been giving the student more work to do on her own as she has time to work on it during the school day."
"We reviewed verbal and reading comprehension. Both boys are doing well with comprehension. We added words to the vocabulary list and practiced vocabulary. We are meeting again on Saturday, November 23rd at 2pm."
"Previous ACT scores indicated that the student needed the most practice with the Math section, and the student agreed with this assessment, so we began a complete and comprehensive review of the formulas and principles tested therein. For each problem type, we discussed identification/solution strategies, and conducted guided practice until the student felt comfortable with that problem type. Covered basic operations, exponent/radical use, and pre and elementary algebra. It is clear that both computation and abstract math are challenging for the student, but the challenges are familiar to me (as a student and as a tutor), and I am very encouraged by her attitude and work ethic. Will review trouble spots and continue on from there next session."
"The student and I had a good session today. The focus was on vocabulary and reading comprehension. He did a good job on the verb classification and analogies this session. We looked at main idea and how to conclude paragraphs. He will need a bit more review in this area until he is completely comfortable and can answer these questions more efficiently."