Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is taking some very challenging subjects and just needs to learn how to manage his time and have more effective study habits. It seems that he understands the material. We talked about how to make useful flashcards for his upcoming Latin test, creating an assignment book and calendar system. His homework is to get and populate a datebook, create and use flashcards, set a timer for gaming and personal time as well as homework time, and to keep track of assignments and anything he wants us to work on. We will meet next Wednesday."
"The student and I concentrated on English today, and we read several short stories as well as worked on several writing pieces. He completed his lab for Science and needs to publish his results. He is making steady progress and his grades are excellent."
"I assessed how the student is doing in her classes and gave her a learning styles survey. She is primarily a visual learner and also works well with kinesthetic learning. I reviewed with her the 10 Highly Effective Study Habits we discussed how well she was doing in each category. It appears her note taking is not effective for her Theology class. I suggested using note cards for each concept and summarize in a statement. Give a concrete example, use colored markers and even consider concept mapping to help her remember using visual cues. We did a few examples and I suggested she try this approach for her next quiz in theology. Some other issues that came up was time management, distractors and perhaps working with a partner to help her through discussion and practice. She is very bright and an excellent student. She was cooperative and willing to work with these suggestions as a start."