Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is incredibly intelligent and can speak and think on a collegiate level. We started to discuss chapters 16-20 of "The Odyssey" and will continue that on Friday. He is currently working on his essay questions for History and has finished reading for that class. We discussed making flashcards for Latin. He was able to find an online flashcard program which he used to study for 2 days prior to the Latin test."
"For this day's session, she covered her daily homework and prepared for the next day's math quiz. We spent the majority of the session reviewing for her math quiz on exponents, equations, order of operations, and properties for addition/multiplication. She showed that she had strong comprehension regarding these mathematical concepts."
"We worked on adjectives, math word problems and reading comprehension. She was able to describe what an adjective is, but is having some difficulty identifying one in a sentence. As we worked through the examples, she was better able to correctly identify an adjective in the sentence. Next we worked on math word problems involving, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. She was able to determine what the word problem was asking for simple questions, but was confused by the wording for more complex add/sub problems and mult/division problems. Once we worked on a few, she grasped the concept better and was able to figure it out by reading what the question was asking. She really picks things up easily and is willing to work hard. Lastly, we worked on reading comprehension. She read two passages aloud and answered most of the questions correctly. We practiced answering the question in her head before actually looking at the answers, which seemed to help her identify the correct answer. This was a great session and she is a wonderful and enthusiastic student to work with."
"I went over the student's spelling words as well as helped her study for her social studies exam on Midwestern plains. She had an issue remembering some of the concepts so I gave her some index cards and had her write down the concepts she was having an issue remembering on one side and then expand on it on the opposite side. It made the session fun. I also helped her come up with some acronyms to help her remember some points"
"He had a creative writing assignment he wanted to work on so we brainstormed ideas and he wrote a tale about a car that talks and wants to return to the toy store where it was purchased. I read his story aloud and we discussed one or two of the grammar/ spelling mistakes. I also attempted to suggest a couple of revisions, like a name for the car, but the student was satisfied with the story and wanted to move ahead. He said he only needed a draft. For most of the session we played a rhyming game, some rhymes very simple and some more complex. He was willing to play the game and produced some good rhymes. A multi-sensory approach to working with language would definitely help him. For a few minutes at the end of our session we played "31"ù, a game he invented."
"Today, the student worked on spelling, using phonetics and sounding out the words slowly. Then, he practiced multiplication and long division, word problems and measurements. He also worked on a review of 4th grade grammar- identifying correct punctuation, capitalization and parts of speech."