Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is making great progress in that English. In the future, however, I intend to do more work with him on organizational skills and on study skills."
"This was our first session, so we just got to know each other and talked about our goals and expectations for the first 20 minutes or so. Then we moved on to basic test taking strategies, and started to establish what is the most productive test taking attitude. Finally, after practicing some test-taking skills, we moved on for the last hour or so to the essay section."
"We started the session by adding more prefixes/suffixes/root words to the word banks, and then we did an activity in which the student broke up words into morphemes and decoded their meanings. After that, the student took a 10-minute practice test in similes. The majority of the session was spent on math topics. We reviewed the topics of proportions, scientific notation, and multi-step problem solving. After that, we did about one half of a mathematics practice test together. The student was able to demonstrate understanding for all of the problems with assistance from the tutor."
"We started the session by working on a few long division problems. I gradually asked the student to do more and more of the work and we successfully got through a few problems. She then completed her spelling homework and we moved onto fractions. It was a good session."
"A lot of concept review. We reviewed the immune system, the liver, genetics, NMR, IR, and nucleophiles. This was our last strictly content day, we are going to start working on full length section tests. HW: Biology Diagnostic Test 2, Physics Diagnostic Test 2, VR Practice test 3, Endocrine System Practice Test, and Electronic Circuits Practice Test."
"Today we went over some vocabulary words that the student needed to study for a quiz. We looked at the words from the list, looked up the definitions, and talked about them. Whenever she had a question about a definition or how to use a word I tried to explain how the word was used. She is having problems understanding when people speak. Her teacher makes them watch videos in class and asks questions about the videos. She gets the general idea but she misses a lot of the details. To try to work on this we watched a couple videos together about careers. After watching the videos I asked her what she understood and explained to her in more detail what the video was about. She has a good attitude during tutoring; she asks questions and gives suggestions on what she wants to do. The way to get better at understanding people talk is by listening to as much Spanish as possible. It is good that she practices watching videos, especially those that are related to what she is learning in class. I also suggested that it can be helpful to listen to some music in Spanish and pay attention to the lyrics or to try to watch movies in Spanish. Watching movies and listening to music can help her become more familiar with the everyday language. She mentioned a quiz that she had and told me about two questions that she missed. We went over a couple questions that she had about her previous work."