"The student and I talked about the structure of her courses, her homework load, and her typical routine in the evenings. She showed me her school's online platform that allows me access to her daily assignments and calendar. She is intelligent and can discuss exactly where she struggles and is keen to listen to my advice and make changes. We came up with strategies to eliminate distractions and to break up homework time into chunks split up by short breaks to refresh her attention. We also discussed an order for her to use when doing homework so she doesn't put off the most difficult subject until last. She and I went through her book bag to organize and discard of old assignments. We will continue to work on organizing her binders and notebooks so she won't lose/forget to turn in assignments. Before we meet next time, I've asked her to make her binders with dividers/folders/etc.
The second student and I looked through his nightly homework and also discussed which subjects he takes at school and which are easier/harder for him. Together, we reviewed a math study guide for his test on Wednesday (long division). We didn't finish it, but plan to during our next session. Math is his best subject and he excels in long division, although he sometimes rushes himself. We then moved onto a reading comprehension worksheet with a short passage and several multiple choice questions. He read aloud and did pretty well; although, he also rushes himself in this subject. He stumbles over some words, but is disciplined and repeats himself until they are worked out rather than skipping over them or looking to me for the answer. As far as comprehension, he answered half the questions correctly on the first try, but all of them correctly upon closer consideration. We talked about strategies for finding textual evidence to help with comprehension. I think he will make quick progress."