Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Began session introducing the Letter B. I had the student trace the Letter B and then I had various objects that began with the letter B and a bag. The student would identify each object as we put it in the bag-banana, bear, ball, bean, bead, bee. Then we cut pictures out that began with the letter B. I had him color the Letter B and then paste pictures around the letter B. Using Post-It notes we placed them around the room with the letter B and a picture of a word he came up with that starts with B. Then he sorted pom-poms according to color. We then counted two of each to introduce the number 2. I had him trace the number 2 and count objects to work on one-to-one correspondence. Using clay the student made a snowman using two balls, two eyes, two ears, two buttons."
"During this session we focused on wave phenomena. We looked at single slit diffraction. We discussed the pattern that comes from single slit diffraction. With this pattern we looked at how intensity varies according to the angle from the maximum intensity. We used this knowledge to find the width of the first maximum when we knew the distance from the slit to the wall. We also discussed resolution of telescopes and the minimum angle of resolution for telescopes and other apertures, how a larger telescope can see smaller objects. We also covered polarization and how intensity relates to polarization. We ended by looking at refraction in water."
"The student and I worked on his Finance Assignment, and these questions were all stock, bond, and investment oriented, figuring out future values, current yield, dividends, and which is the best investment. I was really able to help him on the fly today, and gave him a great tip on explaining the "Rule of 72", which will help him understand some of the potential answers for at least three questions. We also discussed and planned his upcoming speech on "minimum wage", and he has a great handle on this topic, and the speech is looking very good. We also reviewed all of his subjects and upcoming assignments, papers, and tests, just so we do not leave out any preparations for any class, as he continues his quest for getting top grades across the board. Overall, a very good session."
"During this session we continued our non-fiction reading lesson. We worked on summarizing and processing complex text."
"I created a fraction arithmetic exercise for the student, which the student confidently told me she could attempt fraction arithmetic with different denominators. It was an absolutely amazing session."
"For today's session, we focused on memorization of the times tables facts. After going through flashcards, the correct answers didn't seem to be sticking, so I had the student start writing down some of the facts he was forgetting. After some continued inconsistency, I decided to just focus on 5 or 6 facts, and continue to review them until they were committed to memory. This worked effectively, and I plan to continue this method moving forward over the next couple of months."