Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we discussed the importance of a weekly planner. I gave him a weekly planner template that would appeal to his visual intelligence and tasked him with filling one out for about 30 minutes every Sunday/Monday. He was very receptive and said that he would keep up with this. We also started working on math work, which we will do for about 15 - 20 minutes at the end of every class. For that, we are reviewing surface area and volume of 3D shapes."
"We worked on her one-pager and math concepts on transformations in the coordinate plane and similar figures. She didn't struggle much with the content. She maintained a positive attitude. We completed her one pager and math assignments. The big win was a one-pager that was finished and met all the criteria."
"We talked a lot about future plans and general policies today. I spoke with both students about potential future plans. I talked about to-do lists, and we worked a lot on math homework. I wished them the best of luck!"
"We completed a work map for the week and talked about planning the load for this quarter. The session was finished out with a brief career assessment to see where the student wants to end up in the next 5 and 10 years."
"Today the student and I talked about his day at school, which was particularly eventful especially in his physics class where his teacher did a number of elaborate demonstrations of various physics concepts. He told me that he took his exam on Tuesday and that today, he took a quiz in trigonometry. He got the highest test grade since the first quarter of this school year on his exam (60% before the curve), which is an accomplishment we celebrated! He felt very confident about how he did on the quiz and we discussed the problems he could remember-- based on the fact that he has been acing the problems on the homework, I don't doubt his comprehension of the concepts and performance on the quiz. He brought with him a final packet for exam readings, which he nearly completed by the end of our session."
"Peter worked from the exam packet. We emphasized his time management while working the problems. There were a few problems that he did not quite understand so, we took our time at the end of the session to go over those problems. He is doing very well. Next Monday, he will take a timed test as a practice."
"The student and I went over the remainder of her math homework dealing with mean, median, range, and mode. She seemed very comfortable with the material. We also worked on finishing a social studies worksheet on reading a map and rehearsed lines for her theater play. She seemed to enjoy working on the play especially."
"The student and I had another good session today. Although I know he missed class this last week, he was focused on making up his work. We spent the whole session on the fundamentals of calculus assignment."
"Reviewed and suggested test prep strategies for the student's chemistry class. This included using a website to create practice quizzes for the semester to study. We used concept maps to rewrite notes and key concepts for quick review. I suggested she review a chunk of content each day for 15 minutes, since she needs to review the entire semester of chemistry for each test. She agreed to try at least two of the suggested strategies."
"We utilized an online study guide to identify key terms and concepts from his "sound and light" unit in Science. He seems to take well to the ideas and vocabulary; I was illustrating some exercises to help clarify the terms. His Language Arts class's reading of To Kill A Mockingbird is coming to a conclusion and he has been paired up with another student for a major in-class assignment. Together, we answered a list of prompts that had been assigned to him based on Harper Lee's classic to help him in this group work. He seems to be quite focused and organized at this point, and we will strive to keep this up."
"I had a great meeting with the student. We are targeting English, Geography, and Biology as classes in which he can improve. In this session we discussed his homework load, class assignments, reading materials, and teacher expectations for these three subjects. I promoted organizational strategies and am encouraging him to try thinking about essay writing in new ways and to experiment with different ways of organizing his thoughts. We worked on note taking while reading for Geography and Biology. The student is bright and seems committed to improving his grades--I also encouraged him to think about WHY he wants to improve and what his goals are for his grades."
"I met with the student today to help with her homework. Today we reviewed how she keeps track of her homework assignments, old papers and quizzes for each class, etc. We talked about re-organizing every week. We went over the homework she had for the next day and worked on her science and algebra homework together. We discussed how she was going to approach study for her open-note history test the next day. We further discussed ways in which I might help her to complete her work in a more timely and efficient manner."