Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student get started on his Response Journal and while he worked on that, I looked over his math and English homework. Afterwards, we edited what he had finished on his Response Journal, which was very well done."
"To study for his English midterm we read a short story and discussed it. I asked the student some questions about it and I also quizzed him on some English grammar terms and concepts which will be relevant to his test. I think he will do well. We also did some math problems dealing with matrices and using them to find the equation of a curve."
"The majority of our lesson today was spent on weekly English assignments. These included a brief review of synonyms and antonyms and a brief assignment with identifying each. We then read a piece of Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". We completed four short answer questions that focused on the author's feeling and the descriptions used throughout the piece. There was also an online quiz for the reading. The last English assignment was to paraphrase and interpret a quote from Abraham Lincoln. The student then had to relate her interpretation of the quote to her own life and explain whether or not she agreed with the quote or not. The remainder of the lesson was spent completing her online Spanish assignments on IR verbs and coordinating conjunctions and prepositions."
"The student and I worked on several assignments for her math class today. We did a timed trial for multiplication (she finished the worksheet in just under 4 minutes), a mad minute (not timed) for multiplication, and two worksheets on subtraction and addition. We also worked in her workbook on multiplying two digit numbers. She did a great job on this. She sometimes worked too quickly through the problem and forgot some of the important steps (which number she was working with, adding the zero), but after remembering to use the "ghost number" she was able to complete these problems with confidence and ease. She even said that she liked this type of problem-- a great step!"
"At the start of this session, both the student and his mom were very excited to tell me about his recent grades in reading and language arts. He scored some very high marks on his projects and quizzes in these classes and has now brought both grades up from D's to a B and a C. During this session, I helped him study for his language arts vocab quiz for Thursday. He had already made flash cards, so I quizzed him on those and then we worked on creating context sentences for his words, focusing on some specific techniques for remembering the trickier words."
"The student and I went over the grammar sections she completed as exercises since the last session. We went into detail on several of the more complex sentences to identify the subject of the sentence and determine why a pronoun or verb was wrongly conjugated. We covered split infinitives and several other miscellaneous rules, such as that "either" and "neither" always use singular verbs. We then went over Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth in detail, identifying secondary characters and clarifying plot points. The student is engaged and continues to do great!"