Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on the present progressive form in Spanish. She picked up on it very quickly, and even seemed to quickly grasp the concept of using the present progressive with reflexive verbs. We also worked more on directional/travel vocabulary in her work book for Spanish II. I gave her a "test" that I wrote for her to see how much she has progressed since our tutoring began a month ago. When we meet again on Friday and I will check her work on that. Overall another great session!"
"Student A and I went over her ABC's. We made flashcards with the lowercase letter on one side and the uppercase letter on the other side. We scrambled up the cards, and she had to put them in order, all in uppercase. Then, I asked her to name two things starting with each letter. She had difficulty with 'W', 'V', and 'U'. Student B and I did a worksheet I had made for her to practice vocabulary. Then we did a worksheet on homophones. We then worked on some of her math homework. She had some trouble getting started on two-part bar models. The homework I left her was to work on her math packet and think of questions to ask me next time. Also, we are developing a strategy to approach bar model problems that require multiple parts so she is able to think through it on her own."
"The bulk of the session was spent in grammar drills; I had the student write out all the verb paradigms he knows so far (present, imperfect, and future). To mix things up and keep his attention I also gave him some sentences to translate, with an emphasis on uses of the ablative."
"Reviewed acid and base concepts for quiz; worked with the student on new topics in preparation for quiz-topics included chemical kinetics and rates of chemical reaction; introduced topic of chemical equilibria."
"We worked on a piece of reading comprehension that the student had from school. The piece was about the Japanese school system. he had to use his knowledge of the American school system to answer ten questions. He had to list 5 similarities and 5 differences of the two systems. He then worked on three additional reading comprehension pieces that I had downloaded for him. They were mostly science related. Excellent session as it tests his memory, strategy for answering questions and underlining the answers to the questions in the reading passage."
"We saw triangles, and the sum of all three angles=180 with different exercises. We also reviewed angles between lines. After that, we worked on line and angle relationships."
"In this session we worked on homework and studied for his upcoming quiz. We studied vocabulary on school supplies, descriptions, and the verb to be. The student has been working a lot with the verb "to be" at school, and he is comfortable with its usage. He did very well on the practice exercises and on his homework."
"Today we continued working on matrices. We started with finding the inverse of matrices and then went on to apply matrices to other mathematical concepts. I taught them how to solve systems of equations with inverse matrices and then with Cramer's rule of matrices. They all turned in their homework, which I will grade, and they all received homework for this week."
"The student and I met and went over various topics from his pre-algebra textbook. The topics included how to think about the number line, polynomials involving squared variables, and solving equations for an unknown variable x. He seemed to understand most of the concepts, but I advised him to practice more of the sample problems from the book."
"Practiced verbs, vocabulary, Spanish holidays, greet and introduce ourselves and others, engaged in conversation for practice. Students were provided with notes, books and cd's for additional practice."
"Today we looked in the student's practice book and gleaned as much information about the test as possible, then started in on the topics. We went over the number line, numbers with signs, absolute values, the coordinate system, quadrants, reflections and the area of a circle."
"The student and I worked through his past two finance exams and reviewed problems that he missed. Topics covered included: cash flows, NPV, beta, risk free rates, and market risk premiums."