Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on an exam that was printed out by the student's teacher and assigned as homework. We completed the 50 multiple choice questions and I asked the student to continue to study for the exam, particularly by going over the review packet his teacher gave to him and also by working on essays. I did not see any grades and I did not leave any other practice. We will continue to work on multiple choice questions in our final session next week before he takes the test on Wednesday."
"In today's lesson I first gave the student a list of vocabulary items he is likely to encounter on the exam, and on the practice material. I had him read the list and then checked his comprehension. Then I gave him the rest of the test we started on Tuesday; We went through it question by question. He showed real signs of progress today; He's beginning to get the material down. I urged him to study more before our next lesson next Tuesday."
"Today the student and I worked on creating a study guide for her world history class and worked on her chemistry homework. For her study guide, I helped her better organize the material so that she will be prepared for her up-and-coming quizzes."
"The student and I worked on his homework covering the Islamic empires. We spent approximately 3/4 of the time working on his homework and going over his already completed work. We then spent the last segment in review. He continued to show curiosity about the subject and with review was able to relate key themes and content material orally."
"This session we focused on studying the Reformation and Renaissance, as the student was about to have a test on the subject. We concluded by quickly finding a quote in "Lord of the Flies" for his assignment."
"The student and I focused on his English, History, and Science homework tonight. For English, he had to complete a sheet of questions about a movie that his class is watching. I probed him to think through his answers deeply to create more substantive responses. Then, we moved onto History, which took up the bulk of our session. He needed to read and annotate a chapter in his textbook on the Great Depression, so we spent some time talking about how the stock market works and how the country got into such a bad situation. As usual, he was very engaged, asked good questions, and stayed focused on the task at hand. In our last few minutes together, he started on his science homework: watching a presentation posted by his teacher and taking notes."