Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needs remedial help on critical reading, where he only answered half of the questions right. Since time management is a primary concern, we used the flashcards to ascertain shortcuts for single- and double-blank sentence completion. He is learning to spot strategically placed synonym/antonyms in single-blank sentences and is beginning to abandon his former strategy of process of elimination to two good answers in favor of going with his first instinct, which is becoming steadily more reliable."
"The student is continuing in her preparation for the college algebra exam. She was able to complete the 'homework' assignment I left her with no problem. In this session, we focused on parallel/perpendicular lines, finding the roots of an equation, determining domain/range of a graph/equation (and also going over the 3 main domain restrictions), completing the square and using that to determine the vertex form of an equation, quadratic equation, asymptotes in graphing/rational expressions, and graphing inequalities. Overall, she continues to do very well. She is bright and does get the material. She confessed that she sometimes has a tendency to make things more complicated than they are. Hopefully, with more practice, she will build in her confidence when tackling these problems."
"Today the student completed practice test three, and then we reviewed it, and how to use the skills of eliminating, and translating to improve his score. I gave him 3 assignments, one text book including to complete the end of each unit for Chapter 1, 5 pages of vocabulary, and 5 pages of grammar. These are to be done over the next two days and I will check them again when we meet on Saturday. As I was reviewing the practice test, he completed three present perfect tense activities on an online interactive website. We also agreed to review each verb tense next week when we meet, and focus on one verb tense at a time. He is on a task and is showing improvement, and I suggested to do flash cards to improve on vocabulary, and to complete the assignments that I left for him to do."