Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student completed 3 practice Science passages under timed conditions, after which we reviewed the passages and his responses. We discussed the nature of Science question wording and how data from tables and graphs and textual information are typically tested. The student also completed a Reading prose fiction and natural science passages under timed conditions, after which we discussed the passages and his responses."
"Today the student and I continued with proofs, and I showed him how to create them from scratch. I had him follow along from a study guide to construct several challenging proofs from scratch. He was finally starting to get it in terms of knowing where to begin, and the sequence of steps needed to finish a proof. I think the study guide, which he got from his teacher, really helped him to work on his own. I see steady progress in this section so far. Now we are preparing for a quiz that can be expected either this Friday or next week."
"We finished the student's test review. Then, we moved on to his checklist of concepts, and I asked him questions about the ones he said he had trouble with. Some he actually knew how to do already, and some he needed me to go over again. Tomorrow, we'll continue with the rest of the checklist."
"During the session we reviewed proper techniques to present an excellent speech. We also reviewed the first section of chapter 2 for the student's algebra class. We focused on problems that related to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers with positive and negative signs. The student understood the rules needed to get the correct answers for the problems. The student also informed me that he received 100% on his vocabulary test."
"The student worked on a passage entitled "Alyssa wears a Bow Tie." She read pretty well through the passage, and she was able to answer the comprehension questions without any problem. Student two read a passage entitled "Army Dad." He read through the passage very well without missing a lot of words, but we have to work on him slowing down while reading. "
"We covered multiplication tables today for ones, twos, and threes. Flash cards were implemented to reinforce memorization and left with the student for extra practice. I think with a lot of repetition and reinforcement, she will be able to memorize her multiplication tables in no time! I also helped her with her homework dealing with place value- she did not struggle because we have already covered place value and she seemed comfortable with the material. I left her with homework to practice addition and subtraction with bigger numbers to challenge her."
"We reviewed the student's math homework from class so far. We reviewed scientific notation, changing either very small or very large numbers into a number times ten to a certain power. We also went over how to solve a word problem by looking for units that are given and units that are asked for in order to figure out the needed equation. She picked up on the concepts rather quickly."
"Yay!!! Success! The student got an 85 on her exam! We went over that exam and discussed possible ways to move progress even further. We then began to discuss the next chapter of physics so as to get her ahead. This next chapter was over Newton's Laws. We also briefly discussed test taking strategies as her PSAT is coming up."
"The student and I took a practice test for the GED math section. We completed one-third of the test and worked on the following concepts: word problems, percentages, cross multiplying, solving equations, finding area of a rectangle or triangle, averages, slope, unit conversions, and determining whether a point (x- and y-coordinates) fits a linear equation. She did excellently on the problems she has learned before, but we may need more practice on the new concepts that she hasn't covered in class yet."
"We went over the homework today. The reading took a little longer than I expected. She is not improving her time yet, but I would say that she is getting more accurate. There are a couple of places where we can work on the question types, but I am not sure if she is working on her skimming method as much. We will have to review those parts again, but we need to work on reading speed and efficiency. At the same time, we need to push on. We began with a more regular review of the Science test. There were a couple points that tripped her up, but once we see more questions, I am hoping it will get less daunting."
"We went through a science, reading, and English test. The student is doing well on all of the subjects. He still needs to work out some colon rules and work with relative pronouns, making sure to use "who" for people and "that" for objects. He's in a great position to do well on the test, and his timing was spot on, too."
"We worked on problem-solving skills using the multi-step math problem-solving cards. We focused on breaking down the problem using vocabulary and ELA skills. We planned out the problems but did not complete any of the calculations. We focused on planning the process of solving over solving."