Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight we worked on correcting her personal narrative and reading the Amnesty and Restoration Proclamation given by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Her Humanities teacher had written comments on her essay, so we worked on incorporating those to help her improve her grade. Her teacher noted that her essay "could be an A," so we worked on as many things as possible to help her get that A. We also worked together on reading the Proclamation and answering the worksheet questions. She had some trouble understanding the Proclamation (and it took me a couple of readings to understand what Lincoln was saying); we worked through it together and she was able to answer most of the worksheet questions on her own."
"During this last session with the student, we double checked the assignments that I gave her from our last session. I graded her essay with a score of 5 and have her some pointers on how to get a 6 on the real test. We then went through some more practice questions. I think she will do a fantastic job on the test."
"Today we worked on a second prompt for the SAT Writing section based off of a quote by Emerson. We spent some time delving into Emerson's essay and discussed how his idea of the importance of individualism relates to society today. The student wrote an essay in 25 minutes that scored between a 3 and a 4. My suggestion to her was to write to two prompts between now and her mock test (coming up in the next week or so). We will see where she officially stands at that point, however I am very confident that she will do far better than she would have before we started working together."
"The student has a math test on exponents tomorrow, so we worked through the even problems in the end of chapter review. He has a good grasp of the material and should have no problems on the test. We then moved on to English, where we worked through a section on modal auxiliaries for verbs. He understands the concepts well, but he may need to memorize what auxiliary goes with what mode if his teacher requires him to for a test."
"Today, we focused our attention on math. We worked our way through each section of the student's math book. He was very focused and we were able to quickly go through each section and identify little mistakes. We were able to go through two and a half chapters, and will finish the final half of chapter three during our next session."
"We went over a small reading assignment, discussed vocab from the reading, and worked on general comprehension. Our main focus was on pronunciation and meaning. Overall, the student was very attentive throughout the lesson."