Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"It is always such a pleasure to work with this student. She took the first reading pre-test and she earned a B! She is learning strategies to help her ace the test. One of the strategies we went over today was to mark up the text and to concentrate on answering detailed questions prior to main idea or overview questions. We also learned to mark up each paragraph and write a sentence or word or two to summarize each paragraph. She now has a practice book to work with, and this should make all the difference. Writing while reading helps keep students motivated and cements meaning. She has started her grammar book, and she is doing very well with simple tenses but needs some work with the more complicated tenses such as the progressives and perfect tenses. I am sure, within no time, she will master this as well. Good job!"
"Today we reviewed math, and the student received a 95 on the math quiz. She is doing a lot better in math, and is showing that she has studied for the topics. I left her with several tricks for the exam, and I believe she is ready to take the test. I wish her the best of luck, and I hope she is admitted into a specialized high school."
"Today, the student and I continued to look through his practice ASVAB Test. There is an arithmetic section that involves more math that is word problem based. This section is much tougher than the one he and I covered before. I helped him by going over some examples while having him write down any possible formulas or methods used to solve the problems. At the end of our session, I told him to continue to look through the book until we next meet. Based on today, he should be able to try some problems on his own that are using similar methods we went over today."
"The student and I practiced her spelling words for the week. I am very impressed with her progress since our last session. She has maintained a very positive attitude throughout our sessions and did very well reading her chapter book."
"Today we finished working through stage 4, where we learn about first, second, and third person verbs. We translated two stories, and the student did these very well. She is catching on to Latin's unusual sentence structure, and has a good grasp of how endings determine the translation. I suggested that she use the book to study vocab in between sessions. We are also going to slow down our progression through the book, so that she has more opportunity to practice difficult sentence structures before moving onto the next stage."
"Today we focused on reading. The student is starting to notice how to use long and short vowels with his reading. He needed help with certain words, yet is eager to learn. He has caught on really quickly and continues to excel."