Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I continued work through the hardest section of a study packet his teacher had given him. These questions require a lot of work and usually can be thought of as 2 or 3 problems put together into one complicated question. I've seen that since his fundamentals have improved so much we need to work on the types of confusing ways fundamental calculus questions are asked. Most tests and teachers think a good hard question is one in which the fundamental calculus question is kind of hidden behind some strange concept. I am glad that his fundamentals are so good that we can now focus on these types of hardest problems."
"The student needed help preparing for a major test over Macbeth. We went over the themes, motifs, and symbols of the play as well as a detailed analysis of the first two acts of the play. We went through a few sample answers for the questions we anticipated the teacher asking as well and talked about strategy for finishing her test prep. The student indicated that she might like assistance at a future session working on an essay over Macbeth."
"The student and I met for the first time to evaluate her strengths and weaknesses going into the test tutoring process. While she identified the verbal portion as weak, she showed a lot of promise in that area. The focus of our study will be to allow her to feel comfortable with the test and confident in her ability."
"We went over chapters 3 and 4 of the book, which were on observational studies, experiments, and analyzing data in picture and number form. It helped to go over everything from the beginning and work up toward doing more to analyze the data."
"We covered what a prompt is, planning your writing using a timeline, beginning a narrative with dialogue in the introduction, and the student wrote a sample piece to the prompt of "favorite winter activity"."
"We watched some videos about saying different verbs, function verbs, and greeting verbs in different situations. The students need to practice more with speaking Chinese. Their homework is reviewing the words and sentences we learned this session."