Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began today's tutoring lesson by reviewing the Chapter 5 math review in his textbook, "Beginning Algebra". Specifically, the student completed problems # 131 -- 149 (odds only). The algebra topics covered in the last part of the Chapter 5 Quiz was multiplying and dividing polynomials. Next, the student took section 1, verbal reasoning, of the ISEE -- Upper Level practice test. After completing section 1, I had the student complete section 3, reading comprehension, of the ISEE -- Upper Division practice test. Since the student took the Chapter 7 Quiz on the new vocabulary last week, I had him take the Chapter 7 retake quiz today. We finished today's tutoring lesson by reviewing Chapter 8 in the "Vocabulary Cartoons" Book. I will give the student the Chapter 8 quiz next week. He is an excellent student. He is always focused on the task at hand. Thus our tutoring sessions are always very productive."
"Student A - worked on her Social Studies homework and some study skills to prepare for quiz. Student B - worked on annotating A Separate Peace in preparation for an upcoming paper."
"Today I spent time getting to know this student by discussing her life and plans, and then having her write a draft biography. We talked about strategies for quick organization. She reports that she has lower grades in essay writing, and understands that she needs to spend more time with her writing prior to submission. She reports that she has a challenge with getting beyond the first line (development of ideas) and organization. She has homework. She is to respond to a letter to the editor in today's Wall Street Journal. I asked her to list all of the questions that come to mind as she reads it and then write a response. We will unpack it on Saturday looking for his assumptions, her ideas, and the best way to organize her response. I gave her a writing guide and asked her to read up on the semicolon, which she indicated was a concern. She also has asked for help with the use of dashes."