Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent our time today mainly focused on vocabulary. I continued to stress the importance of writing full definitions and of writing example sentences that clearly signal the meaning of the word in context. The student seemed to understand what was needed for this assignment, and I am confident he will be able to complete it on his own."
"We spent the entire session going over the student's test and making corrections. I had the student do similar problems to the ones she missed on the test, and once she demonstrated she understood how to do the problem, I had her correct the test question. We reviewed how to solve two-step equations, the distributive property, combining like terms, and integer rules. She worked hard the entire time and demonstrated she understood how to solve each question."
"We spent the first half of the session discussing the student's presentation for his knowledge class. We looked into another primary source to help complete his counterargument and use its visuals for the presentation. The rest of the presentation proved to be easy for him, since it only required his opinion. The other half of the session involved preparing for an exam in geography. We used his previous exams to prepare and review and used his notes and previous projects to help him study. We ended the session going over a Spanish project."
"We spent this session working on the student's homework. This dealt with the three types of linear equations, including the slope-intercept, point-slope, and standard form. We were asked to graph the equation, to find the equation based on a graph, and to change in between the forms. The student took a minute to get going, but he got the hang of it by the end."
"We spent time reviewing information that is likely to show up on the student's final. She struggled to remember how vertical, adjacent, linear pair, opposite interior, corresponding, etc., angles worked together. It's a really important concept, so we did a lot of work on it. By the end of the session, she was answering most of the questions correctly."
"We started by simplifying equations with imaginary numbers raised to exponents. We then worked on solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula. We then simplified equations with fractional and negative exponents. The student is doing great. The main thing he can work on is remembering to add a plus or minus sign when taking the square root of both sides of an equation."