Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is getting the concept of plus one and minus one. I gave her some spelling words and activities to do with the words. She did some reading from the Reading Inventory. She could use some work with fluency. I will be working on some strategies with her for this. Her comprehension is very good. We also did tic-tac-toe using words with certain sounds to fill in the squares. The student is a very hard worker. She is also very organized and likes to do well."
"As the student didn't have much going on with his current work, we began reviewing for his upcoming calculus test. We decided to go over the concepts of limits as that is one of the more challenging sections. We covered the definition of a limit, determining the limit of various functions, we discussing continuity and deciding at which point a function is discontinuing. We also went over asymptotes and limits approaching infinity."
"I gave him feedback about the irregular verbs in the past since he is having a little trouble with this tense. I also explained him about the false cognates that exist between English and Spanish. Finally, we spoke about the different accents that exist around the Spanish speaking countries and I suggested a movie and a novel to read."
"The student had a very good session. We worked on stoichiometry since he has a retest coming up this week. He understands the ideas. The most important thing in these problems is remembering all the steps and keeping the algebra clean and correct. We will work on this more next session."
"-Brought a practice test for the student to take; went through the science section with her, and discussed the answers afterwards. She got 39/40 questions correct - improvement! -Worked on some math problems with her -Broke down what scores she should"
"The student had completed most of the work I assigned for him last time, so today we moved forward, working together through a packet covering direct, inverse, and joint variation as well as polynomial division. He was quite adept at polynomial division, particularly utilizing the synthetic division method. I have given him more work to accomplish before our next session in order to keep up his pace for the summer."
"We spent the lesson working on creative writing. We worked on writing a personal narrative. We began our writing by pre-writing. The student used a graphic organizer to put her thoughts and ideas on paper. She was very successful with this. She knew exactly what she wanted to write about. Once she was finished organizing her thoughts she then put them in a story."
"The student had a quiz the next day over multiplying and dividing fractions, so we started the session off by doing a minute quiz on multiplication and division. Then, we reviewed for her quiz by doing about ten fraction-multiplication problems and ten fraction-division problems. I was very confident in her skills in the multiplication and division problems, so I had her do multiplication and division problems with mixed numbers."
"The student and I met today to review the last couple days of homework and notes. He has a test on Thursday, and we will meet again on Wednesday. He seems to be grasping the process and bigger picture of Geometry proofs."
"The student and I wrapped up the chemistry topics for her teacher certification exam. We discussed redox reactions and being able to identify them based on varying charges. We also practiced drawing Lewis dot structures, which led into the discussion of VSEPR theory. She worked on some practice problems, drawing the molecule, identifying its regions of high electron density, geometry, and molecular geometry."
"The student and I worked on his outline for "Fast Food Nation." He now has his thesis and a plan for the outline. We also began discussing "Welcome to the Monkey House," specifically what he needs to look for while he is annotating. For homework, he is to finish the first book, continue reading the second book, and find support for his outline."
"Today we worked on a quiz the student's professor had given him to do today. It involved a very basic application of the sine and cosine functions to the parabolic path of a launched object. We went over the mechanics then used computer software to solve the problems presented. The student understood everything perfectly."