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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Through this session I helped the student prepare for a presentation that she has coming up. She has a script that she will read from for this presentation and so we worked on editing this. She had some trouble with reflexive verb conjugations as she missed class last week and I therefore reviewed this concept with her. She had also missed the present progressive lesson and this was therefore reviewed as well. I also helped her with another homework assignment on reading comprehension.
The student and I played a flashcard game for sound identification with the most recent set of sight words. Then we read a book. She did pretty well with the reading. We then started her on a new set of sight word flashcards and co-read 2 books. She enjoyed the co-reading quite a bit.
Today in history, we covered the beginnings of the American Revolution. We looked over the diorama that was made and discussed ways to add factual information to it. We reviewed the progress of the ongoing timeline, and looked over the map of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, as well as continued the discussion over the myth and legend verse the conspiracy. In English, we worked on the toolbox, did a descriptive timed writing, worked on the dialectical journal, and identified themes.
Relationships of accounts of income statements to the accounts on balance sheets. Ratios of liquidity, of debt, of inventory turns, of aged receivables, etc. All leading to measurement of financing performance for managing the firm, for the bankers and for the owners.
The student worked on his math review. He did well on the multiplication and division portion and estimating, along with order of operations. He also worked on editing his own writing. We worked on using a new paragraph when someone new is talking. We also read and I asked him comprehension questions as he read.
Today we used various activities to become more familiar with new English words. We practiced speaking and engaging in conversation using English. First we thought of different animals that lived in various environments. In that same exercise, I showed pictures of different animals. I also had the students talk about their favorite movie/show. They had to describe the main characters and the plot; I then asked them questions about it to generate continuous dialogue. They each read out loud from their books, and we discussed words that were unfamiliar. I encouraged them to speak English with each other at home, listen to music and watch television in English to become familiar with more words.
Today, the student had a take-home quiz; we worked on it together and thoroughly reviewed the topics about factoring and FOIL that she was still having trouble with. Overall, she is comprehending this new algebra-based section of her class a lot better than her previous geometry-based section, and it is very clear that she a lot more confident and happy with her abilities. She has her midterm this upcoming Monday, so I gave her a practice test composed of a mix of everything she has covered in this section so far, and she will complete it before our session this coming Saturday so we can review it before her exam.
We completed the practice tests for the end of the year exam. I have a better idea of what they need to review and will make sure to keep working with them on it.
Today I had the student work on a compare and contrast essay. Before our session, I emailed him several links. During on session, we read over the articles together. I had printed out some organizational charts beforehand - he and I thought of some points for the essay, organized our thoughts, and put them in the chart. After we finished organizing and going over the differences/similarities of the topic, I had him write the essay by himself. We went over it together and he did an excellent job. Since we still had a few minutes left in our session, I had him read a short story and write an ending to the story. We also took some time before he started writing the ending to go over some characters and do some character analysis.
Today we focused on graphs and graphing sine and cosine functions. We looked at how to shift and stretch the graphs as well as how to determine the amplitude and period of the function without having to graph it first. We also practiced using the calculator to graph these functions and how to adjust the graph window for trigonometric functions. The student is doing well finding the amplitude and calculating the period for most sine and cosine functions and is doing better with sketching the graphs from just the equation.
The student and I practiced her ELA reading assignment. I suggested to her and her mother that every word that she doesn't know should be written down and reviewed. The goal is to increase her background knowledge and comprehension.
The student did two grammar exercises, that required him to identify and generate adjective phrases. We also worked on his science essay and came up with a strategy and outline. The student's homework is two write two journal entry responses a week and to complete the page 83 writing assignment.