Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For my last session with the student, I helped him with conjugating irregular Spanish verbs. For each verb we discussed, he was to fill in a conjugation chart with the proper conjugation next to each subject. He was familiar with most of the verbs, but some of them were new to him. I believe this exercise will help him transition to the next level of Spanish and provide him with an advantage at the beginning of the school year. After going through each verb conjugation, I also asked him to fill in 11 basic sentences using the appropriate conjugated form once. This exercise was meant to gauge his understanding of this new material as well as his comprehension of basic Spanish grammar. He did very well with reading comprehension. All in all, he is an intelligent and highly-gifted student. He has the ability to do well in 8th grade and in classes beyond. I have also seen improvement in self-organizing and taking responsibility for completing assignments on his own. I encouraged the student's mom to communicate any concerns or questions to me even after our sessions expire. I would love to see him succeed and understand how he contributed to his own successes in the near future."
"The student is a college sophomore who has a strong foundation in study methods from high school. We went over his background and set personal and academic goals for the coming semester. We read over a packet I provided which had a sort of self-test for what kind of learner he is (verbal, logistical, visual, etc.). We reviewed a supply list from the packet which had items to help him prepare and stay organized. The packet also had a study skills curriculum I designed which included time management awareness tips, an example of a daily routine of study strategies, tips on different methods of note taking, test study and prep strategies, and suggestions of how to plan for future deadlines. I referred him a website which has great tutorials and tips for specific styles of learners. He will be beginning school in mid-August and is interested in connecting with another tutor there for follow ups."
"This was the first time I met the student. She is currently on summer break from college and wanted help developing study skills as she prepares to enter her Sophomore year. It is evident that she struggles with prioritizing information to study, and doing so in a way that promotes high retention of content. I did not leave her with any practice, but am going back the next day to work on sustained support structures."