Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's parents were pleased with the progress he had made in the last grading period. This week, the student and I worked on a math review for an upcoming assessment (a preparation for a standardized test). There was a complex problem that involved multiple steps that we worked through to use that same logic to solve complicated problems in the future. We also worked through an English/language arts worksheet about simple/complex/compound sentences. He struggled a bit with those, but I helped him to break down the sentences to be able to understand the differences between them. Lastly, we worked on Texas history material. He had new vocabulary to learn, and we worked on ways to remember new material by connecting it to material he already knew."
"We worked on studying for the student's history midterm, specifically preparing the essay questions. We reviewed her textbook and notes to fill in the study guide."
"Today we went over the student's history review for his test on Friday. We also covered his math lesson for the day. It went very well."
"We reworked a second draft of his application essay, mostly focusing on grammatical errors and transition sentences. By the end, we only had one paragraph and a concluding sentence left to do, and the essay flowed much more clearly."
"We talked about the student: who he is, what he likes, and what things he is interested in. We went through a number of "ice breaker" type questions to generate some potential topics. Then, we went through the common application essay prompts and began listing topics. We came up with some potential stories that go along with those topics, and how he could best craft an essay that is honest, interesting, and reveals something about himself that his application otherwise would not have shown. He is going to think about the topics and begin outlining possible essays based on the topics. At the next session, we will hopefully settle on a topic and talk about the writing process."
"We talked through ideas for the personal statement as well as the student's college applications. We were able determine which ideas she should write about. Next week, we are going to review her written personal statement and expand upon the college admissions essays."