Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a semester review packet. The student could solve most of the problems easily. A few of the problems required a prompt or help with a starting point to get him on the right track, but he was then able to solve the problems on his own."
"We focused a lot on some Science passages. The student has a good grasp of Science and does a great job of finding information. We talked about reading the questions carefully before answering. At the end of the session we talked about what he could do with his time left for studying - focusing on English and Science and timing himself, to make sure he can pull those scores up. And in English we talked about practicing putting grammar rules into practice."
"Today the student and I reviewed her Spanish and Algebra II homework. I then helped her make an outline for Chapter 6 in her history book to help her study for her chapter and end of grading period tests."
"I met with the student to discuss matrices. We primarily spoke about the properties of invertible matrices and solving matrix equations. The student seemed to have a pretty good understanding of the topic already. We worked through some of the most challenging problems on his worksheet in preparation for an upcoming exam. At the end of our session, I felt that the student had a very good handle on the topics we discussed."
"Met with the student. He is a delightful and entertaining student! I reviewed his writing journal, went through a variety of spelling words with him, and covered multiplication by way of flash cards."
"At the beginning, we discussed her upcoming exams. We practiced math problems that covered all the areas taught this semester. Then, we read to passages and answered questions. At the end, we outlined an essay including a thesis, intro, and body paragraphs. We will continue to work on that area during the upcoming sessions."
"90 minutes each on 1/16 and 1/17. The student and I went over his most recent test, which he ran out of time and left many questions unanswered. We reviewed each problem, to ensure he could quickly assess and solve each concept in order to manage his time more efficiently. We then began practicing new material, anti-derivatives and integrals."
"The student and I played two games of letter and number BINGO, completed a lesson on A, E, and I -- letter recognition, sound, example words, completed a number sequencing activity, and worked on her writing on A, E, and I."
"The student showed significant growth on the reading sections, and good advancement on the math sections. We went over percentages/fractions/decimals further, and I encouraged him to use any extra time to solidify his conceptual groundings there. We used the remainder of the time to strategize for the essay section and practice outlining, a concept the student grasps well and I fully expect him to master."
"The student and I reviewed several topics to prepare for his social studies final. We covered the important aspects of ancient religions and civilizations of Asia, Greece and Rome. I provided him with graphic organizers which we filled in. I left him with organizers to fill in while he studies."
"We started by going through "exam session 8" question by question (using flashcards), up to #32. Then I had him retake the problem set as a test, and he got to question 72 in 45 minutes. He recorded questions with which he struggled, and we went through them (#s: 36, 38, 52, 55, 62). HW: VR Practice test 4 (pg. 197), Gen Chem practice section 1 (pg. 379), physics practice section 1 (pg. 491), biology practice section 1 (pg. 485), orgo practice section 1 (pg. 395)"
"The student worked on his math homework. He is working on multiplication and seems to understand the concept behind it. He also worked on rewriting his paragraph on recess. We also discussed what is a plot of a story and worked on following directions."