Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we completed Wednesday's homework, reviewed a Level H book, and read a new Level H book. We only had a 40-minute session today, so I will make up the 20 minutes the next two Wednesdays that we meet."
"The student and I began by reviewing her homework. She had trouble with the math problems, so we reviewed techniques for completing them. We also did a practice math section, where I reminded her to take it step by step. We then did a review of grammar and practiced each type of writing multiple choice question (improving sentences, identifying errors, and improving paragraphs). I gave her strategies for completing each type of question, which she picked up quickly. I ended by giving her homework and reminding her to practice problems every day."
"Discussed 2 practice tests and test results. Went over math problems from the practice tests. Reviewed test taking strategies, discussed critical reading, and discussed algebra problems within math section. Assigned 2 more practice tests and answer analysis, examples from session content, reviewing flashcards, and studying math pearls for HW."
"The student and I reviewed three prompts and I asked her to explain to me what each prompt was asking her to write about. Our session was focused mainly on her ability to directly respond to the provided prompts. She is already showing much improvement with sticking to the topic, though still strays onto tangents when not occasionally guided. We ended the session with a review of paragraph structure."
"The student worked on finishing his biology crossword puzzle and reviewing the unit on genetics. He learned about how genes and alleles inheritance reflect Mendelian principles. He also reviewed key vocabulary words such as heterozygous, gametes, and segregation."
"We worked on English to Latin translation, which he had to do with his homework. I believe the student is continuing to improve (I was impressed that he'd done the first one correctly before I arrived). One small issue that arose was the difference between with expressing accompaniment (Latin cum + abl) and with expressing instrument or means (bare abl). We then returned to one of the previous chapters in his Latin textbook and reviewed the forms and possessive function of the genitive case."