Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student with some ideas and methodologies for his Economics project. We looked at FRED data, talked about which data points could be used for the project (such as unemployment, inflation or others), what the next steps would be (graphing, establishing a relationship, running a regression, and forming a thesis) and what models from class would be applicable. He got a good start on understanding how his project should be completed."
"Tonight, we worked on multiplication. We worked on figuring out the missing factor as well as the product. The student did very well. We also completed a multiplication crossword puzzle. In addition, we tried a math riddle at the end. This was very challenging, but we figured it out! We plan to meet again next week! He did a wonderful job!"
"We looked over two homework assignments and two online quizzes. These were difficult assignments, more difficult than the typical AP class or even what will be on the AP exam. I found some questions to be ambiguous but I think I see what the instructor is trying to do. What is more important is that the student really has a handle on this material and can see the concepts very well. I could not say that about most students."
"I read and analyzed 4 stories for him. I gave him my opinion of which stories should be used for the assignment. We went over all the stories, and he confirmed that he wanted to use the stories I suggested. We then began reading the first story together. We took more detailed notes about the story, its topics, sections, and potential ways to compare the two stories and took down relevant quotations. We will continue tomorrow by finishing the analysis of the first story, and then the second."
"The student and I reviewed her classwork and homework packets from school. We covered expanded notation, multiplication, exponents, patterns in math, and written/ verbal/ mathematical expressions to describe pictures. She kept a very positive attitude throughout, and didn't seem to be struggling very much. She has a good grasp of the concepts, but may need extra practice to remember her math basics from previous school years. We reviewed some multiplication facts, and I had her describe her thinking for different math problems to me out loud. She is a very enthusiastic student and is easy to work with."
"We covered: Reading comprehension using close reading. Using apostrophes to show possession or plural possession. Revising a story. Character traits are really easy for the student because of his robust vocabulary. He responds well to editing work. He was able to identify misspelled high-frequency words. He improved in summarizing a story in a sequential order and spelling more difficult words."