Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Began with a guided examination of the Reading ACT section; practiced looking for a main idea, identifying locations of specific details for later reference, evaluating author's purpose, and making inferences. Will continue with either a more in-depth look at Reading or a different section next time."
"I gave the student some practice problems to assess where she is regarding test preparation. Her mother had a copy of her test scores from last year, which was helpful. We wrote a practice essay and discussed how she could have improved next time. I gave her a set of words from my SAT vocabulary "hard" list, since she is strong in verbal and will appreciate the challenge."
"The student saw a huge improvement in the grammar section once we identified which common errors to look for, and she is on track to earn a score of 30-31. We also worked through a math section. When she makes mistakes in math, it's frequently because she hasn't read the question carefully enough or has inverted the question."
"We reviewed a bit of the material we covered last time: the Pythagorean Theorem, how to find the area of a trapezoid, and how to graph inequalities. Then we went through more assessment test questions, focusing on probability, proportions, and how to recognize linear equations."
"We went over the student's homework assignment. We read chapter 3 together. The student was able to answer detailed questions about chapters 1, 2 and 3. He was able to ask multiple questions in Spanish using the vocabulary we covered."
"The first 30 minutes were for a practice worksheet that I created for the student to help her prepare for an exam. The practice included questions on the use of ser and estar, as well as applications of her vocabulary. We did this because we weren't able to fit in a tutoring session prior to her exam. Then, we met on Thursday for an hour to go over her new material. We discussed vocabulary related to the seasons and weather and started to use the preterite tense a bit."
"Today we reviewed the material from the past year. I took words from different categories of vocabulary that we've learned and integrated them into a few different word games. The kids did fairly well remembering the majority of the words. I also introduced a few new words that are related to vacations. I left them with a conversation practice sheet and a worksheet on the new words to practice."
"Today we worked on the imperfect and also reviewed some Preterite and other conjugations. We did a little bit of choosing between the Preterite and Imperfect. She does okay with the Imperfect conjugations, but needs practice. Reviewing with the Preterite also needs practice."
"Today, the student and I worked on Spanish. He has a 99 in the class and is looking to learn the language fluently. We reviewed verbs he knows and also introduced some new verbs. We also started working on the preterite tense. He seems to catch on quickly. Next time, we will spend more time actually speaking and working on immersion into the language."
"The student and I discussed his last few weeks of school. He took a Spanish test last week, which he feels he did well on. We then went over his new vocabulary and the imperfect tense. After, we did his vocabulary homework. Both his speed and his accuracy have improved markedly and he is now translating his work in half the time as before. After completing his homework we organized his notebook and then I quizzed him on the new vocab."
"Today we started learning about the weather. We went over some vocabulary and then in honor of Easter, I let the children play an Easter egg matching game where they selected two Easter eggs and tried to match the English vocabulary with the Spanish vocabulary."
"Today's topics were: hola, buenos dias, buenas tardes, buenas noches, and the numbers. They did a great job. Student A learns quickly, student B just needs to practice more. They are going to practice ten minutes every day what they learned so they won't forget it."