Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on test prep by looking at strategies for eliminating answers on multiple choice tests. The big takeaway is you always want to eliminate as many answer choices as possible. His binders continue to look good now that they are organized. He also completed a weekly to-do list, which looked nice. We are also devoting plenty of time at the end of each session to prepare both for his upcoming state test, and his upcoming play. He seems to be doing well with note taking, though we will continue to work on making sure he is effectively identifying the main idea of articles/paragraphs."
"I helped the student with a Bible commentary and civic news article analysis for the first hour of the session. He reflected on John 14 and then chose an article about millennials' lack of stock investment to analyze. He has really improved on responding to these types of assignments, and there were no major problems with them tonight. We then went over memorization for his Bible verse tomorrow. Finally, because he did excellent work, I chose not to have him work in civics cumulative review work I have assigned him. Rather, we verbally reviewed the events leading to the Civil War. We will being a more intensive program of review next week."
"The student and I organized the work he has done for the last week and any upcoming assignments for this upcoming weekend. I emphasized the importance of completing reading assignments on time so he does not fall behind on reading quizzes."
"Tonight I worked with the student on identifying and reading through possible sources for his history essay. After further weighing our options for his topic choice, we were able to locate several excellent sources that will allow him to gain an understanding of the basic history and key themes needed for this essay. We went through each source and discussed how it could be used so that he could start on his annotated bibliography. We then agreed that he would read through his sources and write his topic paragraph, which he would try to send to me by Wednesday evening. We are scheduled to meet again next Tuesday to start the next stage of his essay."
"All the student had to finish for homework was his essay and some review homework for science. We worked on both of these together and also began working on his math weekly homework. The teachers are providing numerous resources to help study for the tests. Now that we are really getting close to that, I'm glad to see that he remembers most of the concepts that he learned earlier in the school year."
"The student and I met up for the first time and went over everything that she was struggling with. Her issue is time management. We went over her class schedule, when she has free time available, and any other appointments she has; with this information I sat down and created a schedule for her with study and homework time built into it for her to follow. During our next session she will have had a week working with this new schedule and we will see how she has worked using it."
"Today was our first session in a couple of weeks, as we were both away on vacation. During the vacation, the student didn't complete any work (which is totally understandable), but now we have a lot of catching up to do. We focused mostly on math today--completing multiple homework assignments and a quiz on factoring polynomials. He also completed a science assignment on the types of flooding and a social studies assignment on the Native Americans. We still have a lot of work to do, so we will continue to work on his school work tomorrow."
"Today we worked on adjusting the student's agenda book and study road map to accommodate two chapter tests he has at the end of the week, Social Studies and ELA. We also reviewed his math class notes. He did an excellent job taking notes in class. For next session, he will upload agenda book pages, and study maps for this week and next week. He will also upload math class notes and practice problems from his textbook."
"The student and I went over her current study and note taking strategies as well as the methods in which she is assessed in class. She struggles most with French, algebra 2, and chemistry. We also set a few study goals for her to complete before our next session."
"Today the student and I focused on his research paper in World History, took a World History Quiz, (he scored a 95%) and completed a presentation on Alexander the Great. He did an amazing job. Our next session will be focused on a Science Exam and some Algebra. As always, he is a true pleasure to work with."
"This was a great session and the student was able to complete all of her homework for the day. Her English class is in the process of reaching a reading milestone; therefore, she was required to read two chapters from a book chosen by the teacher. I required her to read orally so that I could determine her fluency of reading because her father had previously expressed a concern about her reading skills. She has no issues with pronouncing words, but we will practice reading more often so that her fluency can improve. After the reading assignment was complete, I reviewed her math homework she had completed. I encouraged her in making corrections and completing the assignment."
"Today at tutoring we started with the first student and worked through her math worksheet together. She was having a little difficulty with long division, so I spent some extra time on that with her. When it came time for the second student's turn, he had actually completed nearly all of his homework, except a couple of questions on each worksheet, which he completed before the session was over. We then did a Mad Libs, which gave us the opportunity to talk about superlatives."