Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Helped Student 1 with her math and reading homework, and talked a little bit about sentences and how they all need subjects and verbs. I worked with Student 2 on his math homework, which was about ratios, and then another assignment about using money well. I gave Student 1 another writing assignment. "
"In this session, we covered prepositions and did several exercises to practice them. We also went over some irregular verbs and their conjugations. In addition to this, we practiced vocabulary and made sentences out of each word. The student seem to be getting everything I explained to her."
"The student and I read a short story and had a discussion about the main themes in the story. I brought a series of discussion questions and challenged the student to think deeper about the text. The student is taking an English Lit class this fall that she's anxious about, so I used the short story as a way to help her understand the types of things she should be prepared to discuss both in class and in writing assignments in an English class. The student responded well to the story and the discussion."
"The student is just starting her online differential calculus course. We went over the first chapter, covering the definition of one- and two-sided limits, and reviewing the basics of functions and graphs. We learned when a limit does not exist and the different cases of how to find a limit."
"She had three homework assignments to do, so we went through them enough so she could complete them on her own. They focused on solving proportions and solving equations that required combining like terms. Then we talked about allowing herself enough time to complete her homework."
"Outlined research paper writing assignment. Organized sources, discussed ways to categorize common viewpoints, and came up with initial thesis. Assigned student to write under temporary headings from outline. Will follow up on Wednesday evening, Monday, and possibly one other time before paper is due."
"The student and I reviewed his writing homework, and prepared an early draft of a writing assignment due later in the week. We played some writing/word games as well, and he finished his story. We'll start a new story next week."
"Today the student and I reviewed the practice test that he completed. We went through the science portion and saw that he scored significantly increased. As we were correcting the answers, we discussed how to interpret the graphs by paying close attention to the axes and the key. We then discussed how to best go through the reading comprehension section. I suggested the student read each paragraph and understand them one at a time. He should then read the questions, predict his own answers based on evidence in the passage, and choose the answer that is closest to his prediction. I assigned him another timed science and reading section that he will go over tomorrow."
"We talked about basic division and multiplication rules for two- and three-digit numbers. We also talked about improper and proper fractions and how to go from one to the other. The student mentioned programing, so I may try to add it to supplement concepts. So far, the only issue I see with the student is her focus, though she is a very intelligent young person."
"A test is coming up, including Endocrine and some Hematology. We spent the entire session going over blood coagulation, thrombosis and embolism, inflammatory responses in the blood, and like topics. The student has already filled in a number of study sheets and says this is the most prepared she has ever been in advance of an exam."
"Preparing for the quiz on Wednesday. We discussed all of the Reformation (Luther, Calvin, Catholic Counter Reformation, English Reformation). Pictures/mindmaps seemed to be more helpful. Repetition and checking for understanding repeatedly is necessary."
"The student and I talked about reading strategies, applying them to more and less complicated readings. These texts included The Great Gatsby, a text he is reading for school, which we analyzed using ACT inference skills. After discussing the readings, we did sample ACT reading sections."