Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the Punnett square, with emphasis on sex-linked inheritance and recombinant plasmids. The student is growing stronger in her understanding of the material. She is overall very dedicated to the class and wants to learn more."
"The student and I talked more about what types of research to do and narrowing down a thesis. We discussed the similarities between Hughes' work and jazz/blues music of the Renaissance, and how music and poetry had a symbiotic relationship. We also discussed the cultural context of the movement, including the search for an African-American cultural identity and the role Hughes, as well as other poets and musicians, played in it and were influenced by it. She is going bring her revised thesis to class for approval/feedback and do more research on the historical context of the Renaissance, other poets who were seminal, and musicians."
"The student had a take home math test to do to tonight which he was able to get done during our session. He is still very far ahead in English . He is studying for 2 tests this week. Science and History. I had him describe the phases of mitosis as prep for his science test."
"This is our last week working together before the student and his family move. We have been working through his first grade reading, writing and math workbooks."
"The student and I began our session today by going over her math work. She thoroughly understands everything her class is working on, so we moved on to reading/journaling. This week, I decided to incorporate her love of reading into her journaling, as both an added challenge and to make it more enjoyable for her. This was a great success! We alternated reading aloud, and every time we came across a word she didn't know, she would write it down in her journal along with a definition or synonym in her own words. When we had about fifteen minutes left in our session, I instructed her to write a journal entry about whatever she wanted, but she had to use at least four of the new words she had learned. She was quite enthusiastic about it!"
"The student and I worked on his math homework which he was able to complete with little help from me. The worksheet focused on time which he has a nice grasp on. After we finished with that, we began to read a chapter book on basketball, which he enjoyed. It has some harder words in it, but he attacked them with gusto!"