Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the science and reading homework. For reading, the student brought the time to complete each passage down quite a bit while still reaching her score goal. We then completed an English section lesson. The student knows most of the grammar rules and just needs to apply them during the test, as well as work on rhetorical skills questions."
"The student had been absent from school for the majority of chapter 5, so we took time to review the entire chapter and understand key terms. We corrected some of the problems she had trouble with on the quizzes, and completed a few practice problems in the chapter review. She seemed to have a better grasp on the information. Good luck on the test, and see you next week!!"
"Went more in depth on the assessment test Math section; student has strong calculation skills, though we found some isolated areas that required more instruction. Took sample assessment test section together (not timed, but not completely guided); student required only minimal prompting on certain specific questions."
"The student had some review sheets for algebra and we went over the questions he had. He has an algebra quiz on Monday and he feels better prepared now. Next week, we will finish the review for his final exam."
"We looked over the essay the student turned in a few weeks ago; He scored an A on content, but had some problems with grammar and formatting that we missed. The mistakes were simple to correct, and now that he is aware of them we can make sure that he doesn't lose points there. After we went over his paper we looked at writing timed essays. I had him write an essay and proof-read it without me and with me. He seemed to do okay with that, and we will work on it further in other sessions."
"The student and I reviewed for his test tomorrow. He had a test review packet from school that he had completed. We went over the packet very thoroughly together. He fully understood the material after that. He had previously been confused on some of the terms and he did not read the directions well enough to see everything he had to do. I wrote up some more problems for him that he did well on."
"We began this session with a review of the reading questions that the student did on her own. She missed twelve questions initially, five of which were from one passage. I had her reread the passages and explain to me what each passage was about. After doing this, I asked her to answer the questions and she did nearly perfectly on all of them. It was clear that the main problem she had was simply understanding one passage, which also happened to have the most questions accompanying it. We practiced more reading passages against the clock which she did fine in as well. To sum it up, I asked her to repeat all the pointers we had gone over in the past. We also finished the session with math and I asked her to review root words on her own at home, as well as completing a few more practice test sections."
"We reviewed her math work on slope, practicing finding the slope when given points on a grid, and introducing the point slope formula to find the slope when just given two coordinate points (without a grid). We practiced creating equations using the grids, coordinate points and slope. Finally, we reviewed ions; the atomic structure of Hydrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Sodium, and Chlorine; why ionic bonds are formed and why polar bonds are formed."
"We quickly reviewed the student's homework, which was on the volume of spheres and surface area of spheres. Specifically, we worked out the formula. We then discussed the problems on surface area and moved on to the new homework (which was review)."
"We first talked about the down syndrome project the student has due on Friday. We decided that the poster board mock-up of the chromosomes would work well, and also talked about using MLA format. In algebra, we worked on graphing inequalities, but this time with two equations instead of just one."
"Today the student and I prepared for her cumulative test. We did this by reviewing each quiz and test that she had during this past 6 weeks. We practiced graphing polynomials, dividing polynomials (with long division and synthetic division), as well as finding the roots of polynomials based on theorems known."
"The student reported that she passed her Spanish test last week with a 70 (on her last test before tutoring she received a 40), and she got a 100% on the speaking portion. Today we reviewed the preterit tense with exercises that also reviewed previously learned vocabulary. We also reviewed possessive pronouns, gender of nouns, and questions about time ("how long has it been since___?") Her pronunciation has improved, and she remembers the grammar rules we have reviewed in our sessions."