Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I was happy to see that the student purchased the book "The Phantom Tollbooth." Today, we started close reading and carefully detailed attention to the ends of words. We stopped often and had in-depth conversations regarding the meanings of words while exploring concepts and enjoying the story. I am establishing a pattern of exchanging reading out loud with him so he understands the expressive reasons for pacing. Overall, we had an excellent lesson, as he seems to connect well with the approach and the story."
"The student and I had a good session, and our primary focus of discussion was on international trade. We reviewed the basics of trade, including absolute vs. comparative advantage, opportunity cost, specialization, and gains from trade. In addition, we discussed and clarified concepts related to protectionism and trade restriction methods (e.g., tariffs, quotas, and embargoes), as well additional administrative barriers (e.g., regulations), the connection between trade and exchange rates/currency changes, and the pros and cons of free trade vs. protectionism."
"We discussed contract law in its many aspects: disability, sexual harassment, gifts, the UCC, intellectual property, what constitutes acceptance, etc. The students were struggling with putting their thoughts into an essay form pleasing to their professor. They had good attitudes and were eager. I will be providing them with additional links for their consideration in order to put all of this into proper perspective. My concern is that they are focusing too much on individual cases, and not recognizing that each case is unique."
"The student and I talked about gun laws and about the differences between Germany's gun laws and the U.S. He showed me his homework, and we corrected it together. We practiced his conversational skills by talking about his role in the school's theater production of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' and he gave me a summary of the play. It was a good lesson."
"We covered topics that included Cartesian plane, abscissa, Descartes, mean, uncorrelated, independent, Ordinary Least Squares, Summation Notation, covariance, and variance. We had a very productive session that covered a wide range of econometric information. The student remained focused the entire time and was very attentive. The student is struggling most with understanding the teacher, therefore he gets lost during lectures. We will address this by covering the material thoroughly and answering any questions presented by the student. We discussed continuing to read the textbook and other class material to stay on top of the subject matter. There were a couple "Aha!" moments that were great to see as the hard work done by the student clicked, and I could see they truly understood the material. Great session!"
"We worked on some algebra and geometry word problems, some d=rt problems and mixture problems, and some chemistry unit conversion problems. The student's main struggles in this lesson seem to be mostly about forgetting small things over the summer and a lack of interest in the content. I'm working on making it more interesting for her by keeping the lessons upbeat and connecting it to her interests but it hasn't been so successful so far. We will continue to work on this next session."