Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Notes: "¢ The spaces labeled "RT"ù are meant for real time recordings. If the amount of study for the subject differs from the estimated time, write down the real time in this space. "¢ The subjects are written in random order; if you prefer studying subjects in specific order ( e.g., History before Algebra), follow your preferences, and I will adjust the schedule accordingly at our next meeting. "¢ Saturday and Sunday are labeled "open"ù to suggest studying can be done on those days as needed. Open time allows you some flexibility with your schedule; if you prefer not to study Friday night, study Saturday or Sunday morning. "¢ I put daily study times in for Physics, History, and English; while the workload may be light right now, it is a good idea to plan for daily work in the future. "¢ The optional study time for Algebra on Wednesdays should be used cautiously. If you have any uncertainty about a topic, study it sooner rather than later. "¢ You may not need the extra hour of study time on Wednesday afternoons right now, but try to get used to using it while your workload is small. Session Notes The student brought his play rehearsal schedule, and his Physics syllabus. We discussed his class schedule, and I drew up a hypothetical study schedule based on his description and emailed it to him as a word document after the session ended. I asked him to be especially vigilant in recording the real amount of study time for each subject - the chart is displayed above. Based on his feedback, we will revise the schedule accordingly in future sessions. I also showed him how to create a calendar, and sent him a video demo of the process in the same email. In addition, he recorded a voice note and replayed it to himself to ensure its quality. He was able to hear the recording clearly. He was aware of the audio-note feature, but hadn't used it yet. The sample audio recording will hopefully encourage its future use. Lastly, he wrote a reminder to start a Physics assignment. He set the reminder and he confirmed it via text message. Hopefully, these successful trials will give him the confidence to use it regularly. In future sessions, we will create a calendar of his schedule."
"The student was pleased to report he got a high grade on his test this past week. We spent the session working through his homework problems, and he answered all of them correctly."
"The student and I engaged in a very productive session. The student finished his term paper, and prepared for his classroom presentation of that paper."