Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I went through two sections that she was supposed to read and answer questions for in her History textbook. I thought this would be a great opportunity to revisit reading and comprehension skills in this subject. I reminded her to review the chapter beforehand, reading the questions she would be answering at the end and looking at any graphs or charts. Then, as she is reading, she should stop and answer any "Check" questions and think about how the events described relate back to the main idea of the section. I think she did well with these strategies. The student and I also looked at the SMART goal sheet we filled out last week and also shared it with the student's mother. For this week, I told the student to continue to work on studying at a set time every day (5-6 PM) and to use the time specifically to review concepts she is having trouble with."
"Gave student English prompt to gauge level. Went over his binders/notes/handouts, and helped organize them. Showed him a new organizational system for his homework and binders. He seems like a bright kid; we will see if he adapts well to this new system."
"This was my first session with the student. We reviewed the courses he's taking this semester, as well as his objectives for our tutoring sessions. We decided to create two plans of action for the student this term: one will focus on his homework and studying habits, and the second will focus on his plans to transfer back to a four-year school. The student's goals are to work on note taking, self-motivation, writing papers and studying for exams."
"The student started with his homework, which continued multiplication of 1x2 digit numbers. He was able to do this by himself, including the word problems. Next, we focused on his vocabulary words and made movements to help him remember the words. Last we filled out his assignment notebook for tomorrow."
"For Student A, we covered research skills, including how to find reliable sources, and condense facts from a complex text. We also covered facts about native Americans. He seemed mostly positive. For Student B, we covered how to write and pronounce the letter 'R' and words that start with the letter. He had a bit of a hard time focusing, but eventually mostly seemed to be on board with what I was asking. I asked him to practice remembering what sounds go with which letters."
"The student began by correcting and completing her math homework. This was practice with multi-digit times single digit multiplication. Her fluency with multiplication has improved so she just needed additional practice to make sure she was multiplying and adding correctly. She had a nonfiction book about bats which we read and reviewed so she can take another AR test. She set a goal of five AR points for November. To continue building her fact fluency with multiplication, we finished the session with timed practice to model the timed quizzes she takes in class."