Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is taking some very challenging subjects and just needs to learn how to manage his time and have more effective study habits. It seems that he understands the material. We talked about how to make useful flashcards for his upcoming Latin test, creating an assignment book and calendar system. His homework is to get and populate a datebook, create and use flashcards, set a timer for gaming and personal time as well as homework time, and to keep track of assignments and anything he wants us to work on. We will meet next Wednesday."
"The student and I concentrated on English today, and we read several short stories as well as worked on several writing pieces. He completed his lab for Science and needs to publish his results. He is making steady progress and his grades are excellent."
"I assessed how the student is doing in her classes and gave her a learning styles survey. She is primarily a visual learner and also works well with kinesthetic learning. I reviewed with her the 10 Highly Effective Study Habits we discussed how well she was doing in each category. It appears her note taking is not effective for her Theology class. I suggested using note cards for each concept and summarize in a statement. Give a concrete example, use colored markers and even consider concept mapping to help her remember using visual cues. We did a few examples and I suggested she try this approach for her next quiz in theology. Some other issues that came up was time management, distractors and perhaps working with a partner to help her through discussion and practice. She is very bright and an excellent student. She was cooperative and willing to work with these suggestions as a start."
"We worked on combining basic algebraic concepts and the student's critical thinking skills. My goal before the school year starts is for him to be able to identify and solve difficult problems by utilizing the concepts we already learned which include the laws of exponents, FOIL, cross multiplication, multiplying fractions, and linear/quadratic equations. I found that the student struggled with combining all the algebraic problems for a problem. I hope to help him better navigate more difficult problems through detailed explanations and additional practice problems."
"We worked on his Chapter 1 notes and understanding in Sociology. We took a practice quiz and studied sociologists and their contributions to the field. The student had a little issue connecting sociologists to their theories. We worked on recall and active reading to combat this. He seemed like he is reading and taking notes and he wants to do well in the class. He is starting to see that he needs to go the extra mile if he wants to do well in all his classes. We used the whiteboards to recall as much information as possible about a few sociologists. We are working on ways to connect the theories to the sociologist and its meaning to the field. He is to finish the Chapter 1 outline and have most of Chapter 2 done by our next session. He is very attentive and does not waste time. We just need to find ways to increase recall from the chapters. We will experiment with multiple mediums to find the method most beneficial for him."
"We worked on how to organize the student's work and how to chunk her notes. We also reviewed her History and English. She has a good attitude and we talked about strategies."