Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed the corrections to his graded essay. Then, we worked on some run-on sentence/sentence fragment worksheets, and general paragraph correction worksheets. I noticed that he needs quite a bit of work in this area. I gave him another sheet for homework."
"I gave the student a quiz over the vocabulary words from last week and assigned her 10 additional words. We went over 2 lengthy reading passages. I went over the new method that I think will help her- reading passages and summarizing each paragraph in 1 or 2 sentences. We proceeded to go over grammar and math exercises."
"We started reviewing old material to prepare for her upcoming exam. We looked at old notes and quizzes on imaginary numbers, quadratic equations, and graphing linear functions. While looking over her quizzes we noticed that most of her mistakes we due to errors and not due to lack of understanding the concepts. Where there was confusion, we spent time reviewing. I had her complete the sample problems for homework. At the end of the session Elizabeth said that she felt like she was learning, so I'm happy with her progress."
"The student and I finished reviewing math concepts, including solving equations for unknown variables, finding percentages/discounts, geometry (angles/triangles/figures), integer multiplication, and probability. We also discussed general strategies, including not spending too much time on any one problem, answering all questions/taking your best guess, eliminating incorrect answer choices, and brainstorming/outlining before writing the essay. This was our last practice session. "
"In today's session, we continued our review of previous topics. The main topic for our review was integration. Since we had learned about this topic relatively recently, there was less to review because the student remembered the way to solve integrals. I also reviewed what an integral represents in terms of area on the derivative as well as relation to an actual function. We worked through a great deal of multiple choice problems about these concepts as well as one particularly interesting differential equation problem."
"The student and I started by discussing his practice essays. He has some good ideas, but is offering them in too factual a manner. He should focus on answering the questions and positing his facts as potentials. We then turned to his sentence correction homework. He struggled with this assignment, so we reviewed several of the questions together. He seems to be applying what we discussed last session. I asked him to review the problem set from last session as well as his past quant sets to make sure he is ready to move on to new material next session."