Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"* We organized all the homework along with the due dates for each, then started working. * I oversaw then reviewed the student's science assignment. * She worked on her study guide (for a quiz), also in science. * She worked on a drawing about her favorite sport for gym class. * The student seems a lot more confident in her abilities."
"The student was given a unit test on the 20 vocabulary words that we have been studying. He did extremely well on the test, scoring a 92. After the test, I gave him another set of 5 vocabulary words at the 5th grade level. Over the week, the student was to read the short story "Dangerous Games". I gave him some writing questions and then a quiz. He struggled with some of the vocabulary in the story so I had him review another 5 words. For the next session, the student must study the new ten vocabulary words."
"Today we covered story analysis and finding the main theme as well as paying attention to detail in a story. The student was very receptive to understanding the concepts and took her time to figure out the right answers. We worked on paying attention to the keywords in the story. I've asked her to practice reading at a slower pace and put emphasis on the commas and periods as she's reading."
"We worked on writing the student's speech for his speech class. We focused on the introduction with writing styles and organization on the paper. He found the organization and brainstorming useful and motivating in his goal of finishing the speech tonight. The session went well, and he seemed engaged and inspired by the lesson."
"We worked on the student's midterm paper. Paragraphs are coming along and have clear topics for the most part. She is continuing to break down her thoughts into shorter, more manageable sentences. We're still working on verb tense issues occasionally and some idiom awkwardness, which includes cutting unnecessary words and phrases. Overall, improvement is evident."
"Today, the student and I worked on contractions with the word "not" as part of homework in Language Arts. He likened the apostrophe in the contraction to zeroes in numbers - a placeholder, which I thought was very inventive of him! His own analogy helped him better understand the function of the apostrophe. We also began prime numbers, which was not an easy concept for him to grasp today. We will continue with supplemental material in addition to his homework to aid in his understanding."