Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student showed me her Spanish test, on which I was pleased to find that she did fairly well. She then informed me that she needed to write a dialogue between her and a friend about what they were going to do on winter break, so that was what we worked on. She got a lot of practice using different verbs, conjugating them correctly, and putting accents in the right places. She is clearly showing signs of improvement."
"We have completed a review for the coming Unit Test. Particularly, we determine a value of the angles formed by two parallel lines and transversals. Also we solved one, two paragraph proof problem. We wrote an equation of the line in Standard form with a given slope and point, or point and line. Also we solved the application problem using the given graph."
"We worked on the student's homework on quadratics. We solved for the different constants in the equation of the form y=ax^2+bx+c. She had a firm understanding of the beginning steps for solving the problem, but needed some help on understanding the finer points of solving systems of equations. We also practiced converting to standard form from vertex form. She has a long test next week, so we'll make sure to spend time reviewing before."
"On the student's last diagnostic test, he scored a composite of 29 with breakdowns of English 31, Math 30, Reading 29, and Science 26. Today, we worked specifically on the Science and Reading sections, going through in depth strategies and timed drills. Homework has been assigned, and he has specific instructions on how to go about timing himself for the sections."
"The student and I finished going over his first diagnostic exam. We talked at length about solving linear and quadratic equations and reviewed simplifying radicals and exponents. We started the second diagnostic exam, and he will complete it before our next session on Monday."
"Tuesday was our first session! The student is an absolutely ball of energy and VERY smart. My first impression is that our goal will be to get her to slow down as she works. We started with her summer homework book report on "The One and Only Ivan," that was centered around a poster she drew. I noticed that she, like many students, spoke about (/understood) a great many details that she did not write about, as she assumes that her readers already know or don't want to hear those. We made an essay map for her to rewrite the essay and began working on it. Going forward, I will provide some structures and formats for her to organize the thoughts and facts in her head and to help her deliver them to the page more completely."