Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was to write a Native American style creation myth. She had lots (and LOTS) of brilliant ideas but needed help adding style and eloquence. Once she got rolling, She came up with stylish sentences by the end as well as much more compact writing so it would fall within the max length."
"Strategies for Math SAT; functions; negative and fractional powers; radicals; properties of triangles; proportion; and other topics. Sample test. The student is completely ready for the test: although she may not know all the concepts (given her grade level), she now knows what to anticipate and is full of enthusiasm (rather than anxiety)."
"The student got into three of the private schools he applied to! He performed very well on the exams, especially the math portions. We continue to practice for the SAT. His performance on reading seems pretty stable, which is a good thing. He is improving in math. I helped him review the geometry portion of the SAT today. As homework, I gave him a section of math SAT to thoroughly complete. We will go over the questions next week."
"The student finished her biology project PowerPoint on the nervous system, totaling 25 slides, explaining and finding corresponding images for concepts such as the CNS/PNS, axon terminals, neurotransmitters, and the sodium-potassium pump."
"We explored the etymology of several Chinese characters, and the student really had fun with that. We also practiced having conversations, talking about what we do at school, and next week we will finish writing his school schedule in Chinese."
"The student and I had a conversation about work and times, about films he has seen, and a book he is reading. Then we did some review and new work in his German textbook, finishing up chapter 4 on numbers and statistics. Then we went on to conversation. For our next session on Sunday, he will continue in the textbook and look at the first four pages or so of chapter 5 in it; we will do more in conversation, and then see what else he brings to discuss -- another song, or more translation material -- we'll see."