Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I was expecting to help the student with his English assignment, but he told me he would work on it with his teacher in class tomorrow. I instead helped him prepare for his civics test on the Civil War this Monday. I helped him find the answers to the study guide, and then I encouraged him to answer the questions in his own words. He seems to understand the key concepts very well. He still does struggle with providing well-explained responses as evidences by tonight's exercise. Finally, I told him to answer every question on the test with as much information as he can provide. I think he can do very well on this test if he keeps that in mind."
"The student and I worked on forming a thesis statement. He has an assignment due soon. He has decided to write on Samiya Bashir as a comparison to other poets. We reviewed how to write the thesis statement. I had the student write a sample one for me to review. He rewrote his statement. We also reviewed the rubric for the paper and set our own deadlines that work well with his teacher's."
"We started by discussing the goals we'd like to reach. The student has made the goal that he would like to make a minimum of a B in all his classes. Some of the strategies we discussed included ways to make sure he remembered all of his assignments, and remembered to turn them in. We decided on a weekly checklist and a specific place to keep assigned and completed homework, as well as a reward/punishment system if he doesn't follow through. He seems willing to follow the system, and I'm sure once he can get in the habit, he will be able to maintain the organization skills."