Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a good session today! We began with a review of the basics of coordinate geometry. We then did our first practice math sections. She did two "sections" for a total of 27 problems. She did a great job with these sections -- she's really making progress! We finished with a section and a half of English, with which she did great."
"I worked with the student on her social studies, and we talked about how geography shapes history and culture, using different U.S. states as examples. The other student and I worked on his math, and it seems to be getting better. He is working on proportions and interest, and seems to understand it, we will keep working on "decoding" word problems a little more quickly."
"AP practice book material review on tissues, germ layers, protostome vs. deuterostome, Kingdom Animalia, and detailed characteristics and examples of Porifera, Cnidaria, Nematoda, Annelida, Rotifera, Mollusca, etc., to include Chordata and their characteristics."
"The student and I worked on revising and typing her rough draft of her literary analysis paper. She had done a good job of following her teacher's instructions regarding format. We needed to work on making each sentence flow. We added to her introduction to include more about the theme, and we revised her content sentences in her first body paragraph to focus more on her own thoughts and less on formulaic writing. I reminded her that quotes should always be introduced by her own words. As we worked together, she began to grasp the concept of how the revisions should be taking place. Although we did not finish the entire paper, she did seem to understand how to improve the paper on her own."
"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."
"The student and I reviewed a learning activity for macroeconomics. The primary topics were related to aggregate expenditures and income concepts. More specifically, the questions focused on the marginal propensity to consume and save, the multiplier, autonomous spending, the consumption function, planned and unplanned investment, and the impact of interest rate changes on investment and spending."