Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an upcoming science test over various bones in rodents' skeletal structure, so we spent about half of our time studying correct names for various bones and strategies for identifying them. He played an educational game for the second half of the session. We also discussed starting a new project for future sessions. I gave him a number of options, and he expressed the most interest in learning about twentieth century history, so we will discuss history in future sessions."
"I covered the science assignment with the student, which included the coverage of the sections for two days. The sections include "How do Earth and it's Moon Move," telling time by using the sun, day and night and "Time Zones." I also made flash cards for the vocabulary words for her to review, since I plan on quizzing her on those. I completed the Valentine's Day project with her due this Friday."
"The student and I went over her math homework assignment on multiplying 4-digit numbers. Then we did some word association practice and I taught her circumlocution as a technique when she cannot think of a particular word rather than getting frustrated or "stuck." We plays an alternate version of "heads up"/taboo to practice vocabulary and quick speaking. Then we made her a personal glossary in her notebook and went over 11 common roots to work on building her vocabulary base so she can improve in fluency and decoding in reading. We ended with her reading me aloud an excerpt from Judy Blume and added "equivalent," which was an unknown word to her, to her glossary."
"We started today's session by looking at the student's binder. Outside of 2 papers not having proper headings on them, his binder looks fantastic. After the binder check, he continued his Algebra homework, and we went over finding rational roots of various polynomials."
"We discussed and studied for the student's finals. She created notes for her Biology final, and we studied some of her vocabulary words for her English final. I encouraged her to utilize the study materials I sent her last week."
"The student and I used his Biology review packet to study for his midterm on Friday. He felt comfortable with a lot of the material but needed to go over some of the vocabulary and the cell processes. We created flashcards for the terms he still struggled with after review so he can continue to go over them before his exam."