Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"With the student's tests again impending, we focused on Math and Social Studies. We filled out the remaining aspects of an exhaustive study guide for Georgia History, using his text book, internet searches, and discussion to answer the questions. As for math, his scholarship is well-entrenched in Statistics at this point. We plotted graphs and charts based on studies and evidence, doing word problems that highlighted this unit's rigors. And to close out, he read a few pages from his Language Arts text, "To Kill A Mockingbird;" we analyzed what he had just read, and he annotated the section with a sticky note."
"Student was very happy today saying the schedule and methods we discussed last week worked pretty well for her. I'm happy to hear this! We went over ways of fine-tuning skills for reading through concept-heavy sections today, including how to read in "chunks" and identify a number of key points to know. Also told her to go over the "Key Points" sections in each chapter and to reference the exam blueprint topics as guidance. Spent rest of time drilling her on concepts she wrote on flashcards from the chapter she covered last week."
"The student recently took a school trip to Barcelona and was asked to make a journal about his experiences. Today we spent a lot of time going over how to write expressive papers and how to remove filters on thought and how to properly condense your work to a well-written paper. I showed him how to cater your writing organization to his thought-process so he could best harness his own strengths."
"The student's mother asked if we could focus on organization, time management, and study skills today instead of math. I gave the student 5 things to do between now and Sunday when we are scheduled to meet again."
"We started with Student 1 today, and he finished up two math worksheets, one from his daily packet and another from class today. He has a study guide over weathering and deposition from science. Student 2 had already completed all of her homework except studying for her spelling words, so we reviewed that."
"The student and I completed his lab on rocks as well as a writing assignment on rock samples and a quiz. He received and A on his quiz and I am confident his writing piece will score very high. He worked very hard on all of his assignments."
"Today we finished writing and editing a creative writing piece to be graded for English class. We began reviewing for midterms. I gave the student study tips and we talked about time management and planning writing pieces using an outline and how to incorporate given criteria from his English teacher. He also came up with a study plan for the rest of the weekend. He will complete the study guide for science today because he is less comfortable with that and social studies tomorrow since he already knows most of the material on the Aztecs and Incas."
"In today's lesson I helped the student flesh out his constitutional assignment, by having him elaborate and explain habeas corpus, military commissions and the ambiguous legal status of enemy combatants. I also helped him work on his EKG slideshow presentation."
"Today we focused on mathematics and science. For math, we reviewed over perimeter and area. In addition to reviewing these concepts, I gave the student real world examples of finding the perimeter, area and volume of objects that were found in the kitchen. I am hoping that after our session, the student can understand the concepts behind these mathematical equations instead of just memorizing the formula. For science, the student is about to start the unit over tectonic plates. I made the student take notes over this unit and I showed him different tactics in taking notes. I did see some progress in the student's grades and they are gradually improving!"
"The student was struggling with his study skills, specifically in regards to a recent literature test. In light of this, I went over some new techniques for him to use in the future--namely active reading, staying organized, and making his own study guide from the one provided by his teacher. He took well to the material, and really picked up a lot in a short time. I think that he has a new methodology to approach his literature assessments in the future, and will be able to improve if he continues to implement it. I am looking forward to working with him again on Monday, with a more specific focus on staying ahead of his assignments in the future."
"The student and I first went over his assignment sheets for the previous week. We started on math, and completed the worksheet that the student's teacher had uploaded to the school's site. It covered types of angles, estimating measurements, calculating angle ratios, and precise angle measurement. After math, we worked on his roots packet unit 14. He completed most of it well."
"Today's session consisted of the student completing numerous little assignments. Specifically, he completed two Math assignments on prime factorization, a Science assignment on watershed, as well as a Civil War assignment. He also began to study for a Civil War quiz that he will complete tomorrow. He had very little difficulty with today's assignments, because the only subject that presented new information was Math. He needed very little explanation in Math because it was on a rather easy subject. I also helped him plan which assignments he should be completing in the upcoming days, to keep him on track."