Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was our first session! The student and I discussed her academic history. She was really proud to show me her last report card and her 3.6 GPA! She also showed me her honor roll certificate and an amazing paper she wrote on how dangerous ad campaigns with thin models can be. I was super impressed! We talked a lot about her math history since the bulk of her tutoring will be in this subject. She is starting pre-algebra and has already had some exposure to solving equations. We did some work with exponents and she learned to add exponents when multiplying and subtract them when dividing. We discussed basic geometry concepts and reviewed area and perimeter for circles and triangles. I taught her the formula for slope and Pythagorean Theorem. On Friday she will have some math assignments so we will begin those! I was excited to hear that she is learning Spanish! Vamos a practicar muy pronto."
"We continued to work on the SAT and figured out a game plan for the upcoming weeks. She is to finish the diagnostic so that it can be scored then we will go over that. We have already gone through the reading and writing sections so she also needs to read over that as well. Next week we will go over the diagnostic and start working actual practice problems from reading and writing before going on to the math."
"Today the student and I went over any concerns that she has for the ACT test on Saturday. She has shown nothing but improvement from the first session we had. The student will do wonderful in everything she does!!!"
"Tonight the student and I reviewed last session's vocabulary and dialogue. The student was able to pronounce correctly even complicated expressions though sufficient practice still needed. Finally, we have constructed a longer dialogue using key expressions from the two short ones. I have recorded studied dialogues for the student to practice. The next session is scheduled for Sunday."
"We watched the lesson for sections 50/51. Student 1 was doing a lot better than she was last week. Confidence was high. Student 2 was moving really fast. If she knew how to do the problem she would blow through it. No real concerns."
"We first went over games from a diagnostic test the student took and reinforced certain strategies we've talked about, such as "mastering the scenarios." We then went over different questions from the diagnostic test. The student got a 151 on his most recent diagnostic test! This is amazing. It's important that he keeps working at it so his grade doesn't slip, but in fact, gets stronger. This includes going through the prep book of question types, doing reading comprehension every day, and continuing to do games."