Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is doing very well in school and is an intelligent young man. Today, we went over regurgitation and writing/recitation as study methods, and set up a system by which he can monitor his progress over time."
"Using quizzes from parasitology, biochem, and pharmacology that the student printed and brought with her, she and I focused on reviewing studying techniques, time management during tests, and test anxiety. We identified study techniques as taking unfamiliar material and spending lots of time interacting with it. This included, but wasn't limited to, re-writing multiple choice questions so that the other answers would be correct, writing flashcards that can be handled forwards and backwards, and creating questions from true/false or fill-in-the-blank questions. For test anxiety, we identified breaking the question down into tiny chunks as a useful method of both eliminating multiple choice questions and confirming true/false questions. We practiced proving that an answer is correct, rather than demonstrating that an answer isn't correct. She will print up her pharmacology quizzes and we will review those for our next session."
"The student and I worked on his upcoming Mexico speech. After reflecting on some of his classmates presentations, he astutely recognized that his main point wasn't very clear in his speech. Since he felt like what he was really talking about was how important religion was to the Aztec people, we found a way to strongly integrate that into the conclusion and pepper it throughout his presentation. As we worked, he learned some new words and wrote them down on his flashcards. I was really impressed by the way he is applying things he has observed and learned. Great job!"
"I helped the student with his spelling words, and further explained to him the sounds of certain letters, especially vowels. He wrote the words on small pieces of paper & made small drawings on the back of each one to help him remember each word's meaning."
"The student got some work done on his final copy of his term paper accomplished and his math homework for next Tuesday done. Hoping he gets some rest and is ready to work hard next week!"
"In today's session, the student and I continued to work on the outline for his speech in English class. The outline is due for hand-in on Friday. After reviewing the work to date on the outline--which was our construction of the three main points of the speech, including main topic sentences and supporting information--he constructed the Introduction and Conclusion of the outline, per the instructions for these sections provided by the teacher at school. Then he and I did a run-through of the speech, and it fit within the required five-minute maximum length. Next week we will continue to practice and refine the speech, so that he can present it smoothly and successfully later. He was once again very receptive to the tutoring."