Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked a lot on spelling today, after he finished the math homework he had. We did a new activity in which I looked for words in a book he had, made him spell the words, and put them in a sentence. He was really engaged with this and seemed to enjoy the activity."
"Last night we covered science. The student has a science test on Friday, and we finished up his study guide and studied after. It was a great session, and I know he will do very well on his test. I know that he needs help with reading comprehension, so I reworded the questions that he could be asked a different way so that he would be prepared for the test."
"We went over spelling and vocabulary. I quizzed him several times over his spelling. The first time, he got 8 wrong out of 20. He improved after every time I quizzed him until he was able to spell all of the words correctly."
"The student and I worked on the Chapter 5 study guide. We covered: graphing parabolas, standard form, vertex form, writing the equation from a graph or a vertex and a point, simplifying complex numbers, finding the absolute value of complex numbers, factoring, completing the square, quadratic formula, and discriminant. She was familiar with all of the concepts but we worked on practicing application of build confidence and a little clarification so she understands how and why to use the different formulas and methods. Good session!"
"The student and I worked on vocabulary on food and drinks today. I also looked over their quizzes and help them with some grammatical issues. I assigned a character worksheets so that they can memorize the Chinese characters better."
"In our session this morning, the student and I worked on two of her English units, which focused on Greek tragedy. We read sections from Oedipus Rex and Antigone, and talked about the concept of intertextuality, as well as terms like "tragic flaw". We reviewed the general plot of each tragic play, and talked about the way in which the action of Oedipus Rex influenced the character development in Antigone, and the critical questions that are examined in each work (the unavoidable nature of fate, loyalty to government vs individuals, etc.)."