Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed all but two of his division problems with remainders. We created a list of to-dos when faced with these problems so that he can remember the steps. Next, we studied seven of the 25 spelling words that will appear on the test tomorrow. Finally, we ended the session by continuing the science homework he started. He had ten remaining and we discussed strategies to complete these fill-in-the-blanks. The next session is tomorrow at 4:30pm."
"The student took her final exam that included factoring, graphing quadratic & linear equations, completing the square, solving linear systems, simplifying radicals, word problems with d=rxt, finding roots, etc. She earned an "A" for the course."
"Today the student finished up paper two. It helped that the student had completed a lot of the leg work (tables, charts, etc.) the days before. With the info in place, it wasn't too hard for the student to churn out the paper."
"The student and I went over and organized all of his school supplies by subject to ensure that he has easy, systematic access to all relevant materials. We decided that he could use a written "To Do" list, as it seemed more efficient for him. We also went over his Social Studies homework, with careful attention to both content and form. Finally, we reviewed his Spanish materials, which he seems to be learning great!"
"The student had a take-home test in algebra to be submitted the following day. It covered parabolas, the quadratic formula, and touched a little on rates of growth and depreciation. We practiced all of these concepts as he worked his way through the practice exam. He's shown steady improvement on this subject."
"Today we focused primarily on identifying and classifying speech sounds, which will give the student a solid foundation for progressing through the different types of disorders. We weren't able to review his test yet, because the teacher still had it, but we will review it next week as we continue to walk through the lectures. He still feels comfortable with his Spanish class, so we haven't spent any time on that subject."
"Tonight, the student and I worked on the reading section of practice test 3. We both took the test and discussed the answers we got and worked on Comprehension skills. Jenny scored a 28 compared to her last score of 23. Up 5 Points!!! Next session will we work on the Science section and a writing prompt."
"I began tonight with the student, taking an advance look at his upcoming Algebra II material on graphing quadratic equations and working with exponential and logarithmic functions. The student seemed to grasp the concepts almost before I finished talking, I have no doubt this unit will go well for him. After that, The student and I took a look at her Calculus lesson over finding volumes of solids by integration. the student had been struggling with horizontal rotational volumes and "splice" cross-section volumes, but with the help of my explanations and some additional practice, she understood the concepts, particularly the splice volumes, which had completely baffled her before."
"The topics covered in today's problem sets included; inverse trigonometric functions, the law of cosines, logarithms, and exponential functions. He was already a bit familiar with inverse trigonometric functions, since we had dealt with them before. The trigonometric questions in general, he has mostly down-pat. The law of cosines was no challenge for him."
"We worked on vocabulary, homophone, geometry, and math problem-solving skills today by creating equations from word problems. We also went over profit and loss worksheets. The student is working on a worksheet regarding payroll deductions, gross vs. net pay, as homework."
"After vocabulary, I asked the student to write one sentence using all three new vocabulary words. This exercise will allow us to gradually focus on writing longer, syntactically complex sentences for more fluent prose. Then I asked him to write a paragraph about the video we have been repeatedly watching together; he was enthusiastic about referring back to portions of the video as he wrote about them, a skill that can equally be applied to writing about written texts."
"The student and I first worked on her Lab 3 assignment, which dealt with hypothesis testing for a one sample mean and a two sample difference in means. We then did some work on her project, mainly focusing on constructing a frequency table for the prices of items in the two book stores she was comparing."