Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session went very smoothly. We began by reviewing the student's vocabulary for a test the following day. She identified the correction part of speech and definition for all but one word. Pretty impressive! We then moved on to complete her science packet, and finished with math. By the end of our session, the student had finished all of her homework."
"The student and I had a very productive session, where we worked on both Math and Science. He had already begun on his math homework, so I checked the finished problems while he worked on the rest. After I star the problems he needs to correct, we switch, and he corrects those problems as I check his progress on the new work. While this system has been effective in work-heavy sessions, I have decided to implement a new system (when time allows) that will help the student develop independence. Once his math homework was complete, we moved on to Science where we worked on persuasive writing in an assignment. Through discussion and planning, the student created a cohesive response that addressed both sides of the argument."
"Today's class is our first quiz. The student did a great job! Today's class: 1. How to say month, date, year. how to say "His birthday is ..." 2. Learn how to say Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. 3. Learn how to morning, afternoon, evening, and night. 4. Learn how to say time. (1 o'clock, 3:30 , 4:45...). 5. Learn new "opposite words." 6. New words in textbook. 7. New dialogue (are you a teach, doctor, student?)."
"During my session with the student we worked on preparation for her research paper, finding print sources from the library she could use in the paper, and drafting an introductory paragraph and thesis statement for her paper. She struggled most with organizing her thoughts and ideas as she had not done the optional outline organizer offered by her teacher earlier in the research paper development. She seemed interested in the material we worked on and as a research strategy, I showed her how to speed-read and skim her book sources for the important information. I did note the grade she received on her annotated bibliography assignment, which she did well on; however, she had forgotten to do the rest of the necessary research to help her develop a strong thesis. I think she now has great resources for her research paper and will do well on her assignment if she puts in the necessary time it will take to find strong evidence from her sources to prove her thesis."
"In our session, the student and I started by working through his extra credit geometry homework, which focused on angle measurements. We then talked about his history essay, and the introductory paragraph feedback that he received from his history teacher. Not only was his introduction completed ahead of schedule, but his teacher also called him out in class to applaud him on how promising it was! After discussing this accomplishment, we organized some of his old homework material into various folders, to clear up his study space. We then finished by planning our study session for next time, where we plan to split time between studying for an upcoming history quiz and working on his paper."
"The student did a biology assignment involving evolution. We finished by reviewing two language arts assignments on "The Odyssey.""