Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on reading from his current book. He finished a couple chapters in the "Magic Treehouse" book and answered some comprehension questions that I wrote down for him. We also worked on some writing (for his summer writing journal)--he wrote about things he would take with him if he were going on vacation. "
"The student is a pretty good student, but he is behind his classmates in Algebra II. In working with him, he picks up the concepts with repetition. We worked on linear inequalities and completed his homework assignment. He wants to work once a week. He has a test in two weeks."
"The student and I spent the first hour on Chemistry today, finishing up all the practice problems in her review packet and touching on a few of the conceptual questions. We spent the last half hour continuing to work through her Algebra II packet. I was really impressed by how well she did today! I can tell she's been studying up on her Chemistry reactions as well as working really hard at graphing in Algebra."
"The student has his next exam on Wednesday, 2/1, so we reviewed his notes and the diagrams in the textbook to prepare for it. On the previous exam he earned a 96%! He grasped all of the material that we covered in ch. 10 and I believe he will do well."
"The student and I read a new book he bought at a book fair: Bones. He seems honestly interested in medicine, science, and planets. We also learned how to tell time."
"The student and I began reviewing for her final exam next week, going through various topics. We started with heat capacity and calorimetry, and also practiced some thermodynamics and spontaneity. By the end of the session it was clear she was very confident in those topics."
"This session the student came out of his room and did a great job. We worked on his homework about proper and common nouns first. Then we did some reading. We read two of the reading cards. Finally, The student read his favorite book."
"We covered the student's slides on the normal distribution, and spent most of the time talking about and working problems related to z scores. I think after working some more problems, he will be able to do these well. We're meeting on Wednesday and can work some more then."
"Today, the student and I went over the strategies he should and wants to use during the ACTs. We talked about any problem areas he feels he still needs work in and what he thinks he will get on the test. I also had him take the last math practice test in which he received a 25 overall - up 5 points from test 1."
"The student and I reviewed confidence intervals, the z distribution, and the t distribution for his upcoming test tomorrow. The material became much clearer to him when we practiced using the formula for calculating confidence intervals by determining the values of x-bar, s, sigma, and N. We also practiced problems that involved determining the size of a sample necessary to produce a confidence interval with a specified margin on error."
"This was the first session I had with the student. We spent half the time on math and half on reading comprehension. We went over the fundamentals of decimals and did several word problems with money, and then went over comparisons and contrasts using a book that she had just read. She made a Venn diagram for two of the characters in the book, then wrote sentences about how the characters were similar and different. I assigned her two chapters to read in her "pleasure reading" book so we can discuss them during our next session."
"She was eager to work on her writing today and we made progress with letters that she has a hard time with (J lower and upper case and lower case N). Since we have not had as much reading time in the last few lessons, today we spent half the lesson reading. She did pretty well today finding words overall."