Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I mostly checked over the work the student had completed to ensure that it was done correctly. I found some mistakes and pointed them out to him, which he then corrected. We finished by reading through a passage on Paul Revere, and he worked on the comprehension questions until the session was up. He read a little too quickly through the passage since he mispronounced and skipped over some words, but he did a decent job on the reading comprehension questions."
"This afternoon the boys worked on their homework assignments with me. Student A and I plotted dots on a sheet of graph paper according to coordinates. His task was to make a picture of an owl. He was happy when he could finally recognize the shape. I helped student B learn the different types of triangles and taught him how to find the missing angle when given the degrees of two angles of a triangle. He completed his math homework and started to work on science flash cards. Student A started his reading homework as well at the very end of the session."
"The student finished his Social Studies homework. He had one questions of reading comprehension to finish about Native Americans. Then we spent the rest of the session studying for his science test. His test is on astronomy, specifically moon phases and solar/lunar eclipses. We used class notes posted online to take notes on topics from a study guide. The study guide also suggested some additional videos with good visuals to explain eclipses and moon phases. The class notes also had some blank worksheets we printed out and filled in as a review. He had good focus today. It seems easier for him to focus on science because he really likes what he's learning."
"The student finished older Geometry homework that will be turned in for credit. He practiced a creative writing free write prompt. We discussed any assignments that may still be turned in for credit as the semester comes to a close."
"The student was light on homework to work on today, so we were able to wrap up all of it - math, biology and even a bit of history. Afterwards, we had about 10 minutes left to run over some additional math problems, just to practice the exponent rules."
"We mostly went over the student's math work. She is doing surface areas and volumes of 3D images, so we did a review packet that was sent home with her. We then reviewed her physics homework. They are learning about speed, so I helped her with a position-time graph and then explained conceptually the difference between velocity and acceleration."