Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I went over his homework from last week, which included three sections: one reading, one math, and one writing. He once again performed flawlessly on the math section, recording a perfect score. On the reading and writing sections, although his performance remains exemplary, there remain some areas on which work can be done. We went over some unfamiliar words, reading strategies, and frequent grammar errors by way of working towards his test goal: a perfect score. At the end of our lesson additional homework was assigned for next week -- our final class."
"The student and I worked on practice problems so that she felt comfortable with a variety of subject matters covered since our last session. There were some trig manipulation and word problems that were some trouble, but after a couple of practice problems she improved her proficiency."
"Graded ISEE Lower Level: Mathematical Achievement section and reviewed missed questions (26/30 correct!). Reviewed remainder of questions from Quantitative Reasoning section that we did not review from last session. Since last essay prompt had been reviewed previously, I made a unique essay prompt, guided client through setting up of essay, timed client in 20 minute time period, and reviewed essay (more descriptions/reasons/fleshing out of essay needed). Reviewed progress made with parents. "
"For today's session, the student and I reviewed the vocabulary that we went over last session. We also added more vocabulary, and will continue adding some each session. I encouraged him to review this material in between sessions. The student and I also looked at the reading section of the test. I introduced the student to the test taking strategies for this section such as key words and reading the questions first. We did several practice passages. We also reviewed the analogy relationships we discussed last session. We did practice analogy problems to reinforce these relationships. Next session we will continue to add to our vocabulary and continue practicing the reading strategy that was introduced today."
"The student and I reviewed parts of speech via our notes, and she identified them in one of her favorite books. Then we finished her book report on Nancy Drew. I read some Greek myths to her."
"After I found out from the student that she hadn't struggled with the lessons and practice quizzes I had left her with since our last session, she and I jumped right into our work with regular and irregular -IR verbs. After I provided a brief lesson on each, we worked on practice sentences: English to French, first in the present tense, then in the perfect (passe compose). I left her with a number of worksheets and exercises on the various grammatical concepts we've covered to date."