Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student with the algebra homework I assigned him last week covering scientific notation. He then completed three different science assignments for school."
"Today, we worked on word problems in math that related to the Pythagorean theorem. The student had a good understanding of the theorem when given the shape, but he took some time to draw the shape according to the given scenario in the beginning. However, we worked on it and he was able to catch on. We then moved onto answering science questions."
"We began by looking at the student's recent written responses, then we reviewed vocabulary and Latin/Greek roots. We then moved on to discussing literary terms (alliteration, allusion, imagery, metaphor, simile). We concluded by reading a passage on MLK, and I tasked the student with writing a 5 paragraph response."
"The student and I reviewed accent marks. I showed him the rules and gave him some examples. We later identified them in a reading. He corrected some of his homework and we reviewed the past tense. I also engaged him in a conversation, and he was able to answer all my questions in Spanish. He had a great attitude."
"The student has a test in both math and English tomorrow, so we began and ended our session with a review of the materials we've been covering the past week(s). For math, we reviewed reciprocals, watching negative signs, and how to check work. He admitted that he's never really tried checking his work before, so I was sure to place extra emphasis on how easy it is and how well it works. For English, we reviewed poetry terms, and he has shown a great improvement in differentiating between similes and metaphors. We spent a little extra time on personification, as the term was just introduced today. As always, the student is great at connecting thoughts together across subjects to form a full view of materials, drawing from his history and geography knowledge. He seems confident in his ability to test in both subjects tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed mathematics followed by biology. In math, we worked problems involving input/output tables. The student was able to practice using 2 points on the table to find slope, then using slope to setup y= mx+b, plug in a point, solve for b, and write the final equation for the table. We also reviewed the student's quiz, which she did very well on! In Biology, we did a review to prepare for her biology quiz scheduled for tomorrow. Overall, she did very well."