Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued his Chemistry assignment on Acids/Bases. Since he is starting to understand the topic a lot better, we decided to work on his extra credit assignment for Chemistry to boost up his current grades. Once that was complete, we then focused on his History assignment on the Russian Revolution. All in all, I feel he is doing great in all of his classes. He needs very little supervision for his assignments."
"The student and I reviewed his biology botany worksheet today. I used the worksheet to help him work on developing his study skills. I showed him how to identify key points within passages to find the key concepts to study. I believe this will benefit him in the long run."
"Today, the student worked on his art assignment and social studies study guide. Then, we practiced on his test skills. He worked on inferencing, after reading a short passage and then backing up his inference with evidence from the story. Next, he worked on his summary skills by reading medium length passages, highlighting the important information and then verbally giving me his answer. I instructed him on how to identify the important information, highlight it and go back and use that to help sequence his response."
"The student and I covered a couple of his homework that revisited phone conversations, invitations to parties, gift giving and the like. He did really well memorizing words and concepts that we covered yesterday. He also identified grammar cases correctly. After completing his homework we practiced some imaginary phone conversations and finished by him telling me (in German) about his their new exchange students. This was a really good lesson."
"The student and I reviewed geometry. He did quite well. We just need to practice incorporating algebra principles into geometry ones. The student is always a joy to work with."
"The student completed the test corrections for his Unit 7 test. We used this as a way to review his weak areas. We spent the majority of the time on the ideal gas equation, which we did not have time to review together at his last tutoring session. He showed a good understanding of the ideal gas equation. He worked on understanding inverse and direct relationships between variables in the ideal gas equation. We also worked on strategies to isolate the variable of interest when solving for a variable in the ideal gas equation. Based off of his Unit 7 test and a practice midterm that he completed on his own time, we came up with a list of topics that he needs to work on. I selected a list of problems from his textbook that covered each topic, and suggested that he use these as a way to review his weak areas over spring break. I also tried to encourage him to look through his class notes or look in the textbook if he does not know how to do a problem right away. Since my main goal is for him to become self-sufficient and not need a tutor, I think it is good practice for him to try and understand the problem on his own before we go over the material at our tutoring sessions. I emailed the list of problems to the student's mom, and said that it would be great if he could do 2-3 problems from each topic over spring break."