Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked with the student on spelling and comparison with numbers. Her spelling test from last week improved a lot, but her reading and math is still weak. I am working with her to improve her test taking skills and her patience."
"We worked on the most recent drafts of the student's essays. Her organization has greatly improved. We are currently working on transition sections and making her prose read "more academically." Her drafts are nearly ready; some minor smoothing is needed as well as a final proofread, but all of the content has been written, and it's exceptionally organized."
"We reviewed the student's geometry homework covering conjectures and inductive reasoning. We also went through her chemistry packet covering chemical and physical properties/changes, matter, and compounds/elements."
"Today the student and I covered her pre-calculus homework and review for a quiz. It had to do with identities , specifically sine and cosine, and tangent of different variables. Today, she had to work with identities regarding alpha and beta values for different angles and understanding how to solve for an angle that is equivalent to alpha plus or minus beta. She understood the concepts and seems to get the material well. She could use some review on reducing fractions and understanding fractional relations, especially when a fraction is used within a fraction. At times, she had trouble with roots, but generally understood the concept."
"The student and I went over ISEE strategies and what it will be like for her to take the test. We planned out our 6 sessions since she has a lot to cover before the test and I'm trying to pack in as much valuable material as possible. I also assigned her homework (vocab words to go over and practices pages to complete) to do with her mom. She took the first two sections (vocab and quantitative reasoning) and I graded them. We worked through the vocab section together and the session ended."
"We reviewed the Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution. Specifically, we discussed what branches of government are set up by the Constitution, what powers are granted to each one, checks and balances, the major compromises the delegates made, and the Bill of Rights. We also discussed how the Constitution was ratified by the States and the argument between the Federalists and the anti-Federalists over the powers of a central government. I also reviewed the student's essay draft from last week with her. I think her essays will improve with citing more evidence to build an argument, since this is what the AP graders will be looking for."