Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed a section on the use of prepositions. We reviewed his math homework. He also completed a new section from the reading program. He also read from the book "Captain Courageous.""
"The student finished up the assignment on finding monthly mortgage payments. Then, she determined the amount of interest paid. Lastly, she was able to answer a question on which of two scenarios was the better deal. I made a study guide for her covering the last two sections in preparation for the upcoming quiz and test next week. Then, we had time to do the probability assignments in the next chapter. These problems were based on determining probabilities based on tree diagrams, tables, and sample spaces. She did a great job."
"The student had several worksheets in both math and science to complete. We started with math and worked through a review of it fairly quickly; there were only a couple of times where he stopped to ask me about the best approach to take or where I had to help him correct a calculation. We looked over most of the science worksheets; there were some clues from the crossword puzzle that were confusing and didn't seem to match up with the vocabulary and other information given."
"The student has started school again! We went over ratios and using them in word problems. She was accurate 85% of the time. We will continue working on this concept at the next session. We will also begin exploring 6th grade science topics."
"The student has started to make index cards, which is great. We spent a majority of our time today on vocabulary. It's vastly under-studied by most SSAT students. The exam's level of vocabulary is much higher than even that of the most voracious readers I've tutored. The words we reviewed were ones she got wrong or skipped on her synonyms homework assignment. She got all the math problems correct. Then, we worked on more arithmetic. I showed her how to calculate percent change, and we did a few examples to practice. We also worked on radicals and exponents, and I pointed out that she should pay attention to when the square root sign ends when reading a math problem. In addition, I pointed out an opportunity for her to estimate the answer rather than taking the time to calculate it."
"The student is an interesting and intelligent young man. We determined which 1-10 multiplication facts were not automatic for him, and made a plan to master them. We worked on exponents, specifically zero exponents, and order of operations."