Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student began working on outline; utilized presentation from class that explicitly went over each piece of the outline and what he needs to have in his paper. He filled in the outline with the information that he had."
"Primarily covered writing a compare/contrast essay. The student already had the outline written but needed a little help sitting down and writing it. I would suggest writing a few one-page papers about random subjects and encouraging him to simply sit down and write whatever comes to mind. It will get him to be more comfortable with writing."
"This evening, I had two 1-hour sessions with the girls. In each session, I worked to help edit and flesh out essays that I had previously helped the girls to craft. The first student was particularly engaged. I was pleased with the sessions overall and I look forward to hearing how the girls' essays are received."
"The student and I worked on a news article assignment that is due tomorrow. He chose to analyze an article about what a war between the US and Russia would look like. He also had to relate it to events leading up to WWI. I was pleased with how the student chose the article himself but was open to my suggestions as well. He also had some interesting ideas in his personal reaction to he article. Later in the week we will review his last civics exam as well as work on two more Bible commentaries."
"We began tonight's session by checking the student's agenda which had been filled out. We studied for the advanced section on the social studies midterm. The student is confident in his facts about the Incas and Aztecs. We then started our book talk about "Poison" by Bridget Zinn. We read chapter 1 and discussed it."
"Today the student was able to relay to me specific concepts and in-class demonstrations about electricity from his physics class. He also told me he took a trigonometry test this past Friday, which he seemed pretty confident about. The student brought in his English homework, which involved reading a story and answering questions, so we made it a reading exercise in that the student focused on fast and efficient reading. He then used the rest of our time to work on an APUSH reading packet."
"The student and I had a very productive session today. He had goals of what he wanted to accomplish, and we set up a game plan for the rest of the week. He started by writing a short essay for Fund. of Cath. and then a short assignment for World History. He seemed much more energetic and motivated today, which hopefully means we are back on track!"
"The student and I checked her three main organizational systems. First we made sure her binder was organized by subject and that all unnecessary papers were removed. Second we checked that her assignment sheet was completely filled out. Finally we looked through her assignment folder to make sure she had a section for completed work and future work."
"The student and I started our session by going over her current grades in all subjects - counting down the major assignments left. We've reached "the home stretch" of the school-year, and we made sure that her goals are clear. Having cataloged this information, we settled on focusing our efforts on her Math work - which is leading up to a major test on Thursday. We took the time to make sure her fundamental knowledge of this unit was complete. Next, we discussed her plans to complete a major assignment for Social Studies that she has due next week."
"The student and I focused our time on English today. He turned in 4 different writing assignments and completed his mid unit review. Also, we looked ahead and planned the rest of the unit assignments. He worked beautifully on all assignments. He received back his grades on his Science projects last week and earned 96 and higher on all 3 assignments and his lab. We began his essay on great leaders of the Roman Empire. As usual, he was a delight to work with."
"We had a good session today. I started with Student 1, and we worked on math together. She was having some trouble with conversions and telling time, so we focused on that. For Student 2, we worked on measuring cubic volume through his worksheet and online math. He has a couple of worksheets (about a webquest and Thurgood) that he needs to get a second copy of from his Language Arts teacher."
"Student 1 and I went over her Algebra 2 homework and worked on the next topic that will covered in class. Student 2 and I talked about how to take notes on what we she was reading in the book and went over the examples in each section. Student 3 and I also discussed note taking. Next session I will spend more time with Student 3 to help him get a better grasp on note taking."