Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Checked over homework on probabilities, which the student did well on. Afterward did more test practice on finding areas of triangles and squares. By the end of the session, she had a good hold on formulas and how to manipulate formula to accommodate different kinds of missing information."
"In today's session, I helped the student prepare for the Math section of the assessment test. First, I reviewed the sections that she was not comfortable with. We covered the following topics: Angles (Complementary, Supplementary, and Angles in a Triangle), Fractions (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying), Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers, Percents, Converting Fractions to Percents, and Converting Fractions to Decimal numbers. We spent the last 30 minutes going over problems on previous 7th grade assessment tests. Progress was great! She was extremely enthusiastic and really excited to learn. Her mother will hopefully be able to find a book that I can use to guide the next session. Next week, we are also hoping to review the essay component as well."
"We reviewed the student's research and outlines for her paper, and worked out how to incorporate her sources into the different sections of the paper. We also discussed APA style guidelines, and how best to quote and cite sources. "
"The student was working on chapter nine review. She was working on long division. She did a great job on her work today. She is understanding that long division takes time."
"Today was our getting to know each other session, and kind of getting a feel for where she was in terms of the SAT. We really focused in on the Verbal section with strategies like reading the questions first, starring lines, and taking notes."
"This was our first session (online platform), and it was very successful. We worked on her speaking assignment for tomorrow, which is to translate and say a memorized paragraph in French about a girl in Paris taking the train to Avignon. The student and I went through each line and found pronunciation patterns for her to recognize, and had her record the difficult sentences on voice memos on her iPhone. In addition, she highlighted and made notes of words that she needed to review. She was much more confident in her ability to pronounce the passage by the end of our session and worked extremely hard! I am very pleased with her effort in our first session together!"
"We did a general review today. First, we read a beginning-readers book about seasons and weather conditions. After reading I asked her comprehension questions. Then we did some extra practice online. We logged on to her textbook's online practice site and practiced new vocabulary and verb conjugation for the verb prendre. She is feeling a lot more confident in French compared to when we started meeting earlier in the school year."
"In this session we reviewed again the verb "to have" and the form for expressing age. In the other half of the session, we took a break from the verb "to have" and we went over the vocabulary of "Members of the Family." In addition to this, we incorporated the verb "to have" along with the "family" vocabulary to work both topics in context. The student struggled at first, but later he remembered the correct conjugations of the verb. I asked him, for homework, to write the vocabulary and verbs he forgets on index cards to help him memorize those words."
"The student and I worked on reading comprehension today, and put into practice some tips I had given him in terms of how to go about his homework in the future with sample problems. He also informed me that he got an A on a recent quiz which was fantastic to hear! I have noticed over the past few weeks and very serious increase in focus, effort and confidence in him and I hope this continues throughout the rest of the year. I was very happy with our session."
"We covered reflexive verbs and bathroom vocabulary. The student struggled with the word order of reflexive verbs, but his spring break was last week so he was still getting acclimated to the tutor atmosphere. He is great and he is always excited to learn. He played the Flea game, took notes, and I used my dry-erase board. I didn't leave him with anything, only notes. He made a 90 on his last test. I have no concerns."
"I started the session with a test I've already prepared the student for in order to refresh her memory after the break and to see where I should emphasize more to make her more comfortable when creating sentences. She did pretty well on the test; she started to think properly in French which made it easy for her to say correct complex sentences. The only thing I recommended her to focus on was the irregular verb list that she needs to review and practice, so that she will be more fluent in speaking and her speech would sound more fluid instead of taking time thinking of the verb's category, regular or irregular. After discussing the test with her, I started with the Future Perfect Tense which is kind of related to the Simple Future Tense. The outcome was that she did very well in bringing correct examples. The rule was not that hard for her since it's similar to the English one. At the end of the session, I gave her a list of vocabulary which was related to the make-up (le maquillage)."
"The student and I went over imparfait verbs and I wrote exercises for her to complete. She also told me the results of her most recent test and we talked about what to cover before her midterm."