"This student and I met for the first time today. Having come into the middle of her tutoring, I had to get my bearings and figure out where she was and where she needed to be. She will be taking the state assessment this week, so she wanted to finish up her math to get her prepared for the test. We finished up the chapter in her math book and looked at the final test. I asked her what she felt most uncomfortable with in the math that would be covered, and she said fractions. We looked at the relevant questions in the "Final Test" section of her book. After she did a few problems, it was clear that she was adding a few steps to her multiplication and division of fractions that belonged in addition and subtraction. I clarified that for her and let her know that it's not as difficult as she wants to make it. She seems to work best when someone introduces concepts or corrections gradually, usually step-by-step. After realizing this, I went over multiplication, division, and mixed numbers individually after each set of problems, instead of throwing at all at her at once. I tried to conform to how her previous tutor set up their time so that we can make a smooth transition. I will probably tweak how we will work, but I'll do it gradually. After math, we moved on to science. After science, we moved on to reading. These sections are similar because they split their questions between multiple choice and written. She does well on multiple choice, but she sometimes struggles on the written questions. When she struggles, her answers are either only slightly off or they are vague. I let her know how she could improve these and how she should try to imagine what the article, story, or poem is saying. I think she understood."