Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I completed his study prep for his exam. He has improved tremendously. He is always prepared when I arrive and gives 100% during our sessions."
"The student worked on his assignment about Harriet Tubman. He then showed me the new method they are working on to multiply fractions. It is a graphing method that helps them visually see what is going on. I made two pages of practice problems using this method and we worked on that. He did really well with this."
"She has an upcoming test on the Louisiana purchase, so we spent a lot of time reviewing the details of it including Napoleon's need to sell the land to finance his wars in Europe, the significance of New Orleans and the Mississippi River to all river commerce in the United States, and the importance of territory in gaining access to the Pacific."
"The student and I worked on reading and math today. His tempo and his sounding out abilities seem to have greatly increased even since the last time we read, which was a few weeks ago. On the whole he read 66 pages of two different picture books, one on polar bears and the other on sea animals. We also took notes on the most interesting facts and numbers about polar bears, which should be great preparation for annotating when he gets older. I then challenged him to a couple subtraction test races, and he's gaining on me, which is also good news."
"The student and I continued to research and discuss options for his next semester, including volunteer work with the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brother Big Sister, and Legal Aide. The more he looks into these opportunities and possibilities for next semester/ year, the more he seems convinced that he should try again with college. For our next session, I asked that he complete his application to City Year and to the Boys and Girls Club."
"Today we primarily worked on reviewing for an algebra quiz that is coming up tomorrow. The teacher had given a practice test and the student did that practice exam. We then went over the practice exam and then reviewed the mistakes. We also reviewed today's biology slides on cell respiration."