Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered the geometry of circles, specifically how to use radius to find circumference and area, and how to use inscribed triangles and other shapes to find out information about the aforementioned quantities."
"The student and I started off by reviewing our letters and letter sounds. Next, we learned about the short i and read many short i words. After that, we read a story with the short i words. Then we played a quick game to have him identify all the letter sounds as quickly as he could. To end the session, I gave him one letter at a time, and he had to come up with a word that began with that letter. Tomorrow we will focus on the short u."
"We went over the regular verbs, conjugation, pronouns, adverbs, masculine/feminine, plural singular, preterite vs. imperfect, etc. The student needs to look over all of the worksheets that I am going to send by email to make sure she knows them. For next class, we will make sure that she knows everything we went over today and do worksheets together."
"The student and I worked on a group project she has been assigned that requires the analysis and improvement of an existing lesson plan. We determined how to divide the assignment between her and her group members, and discussed what needed improvement on the lesson plan she chose. She got started on making the improvements to the portion of the assignment that she will be responsible for. She can begin an analysis document that summarizes the problems with the lesson we have discussed so far (lack of a step-by-step plan, lack of learning objectives, standards, etc.) and begin creating those things on the lesson plan template. Good session - she is great to work with and is understanding the concepts we are covering."
"The student wrote the summary for Chapter 2 on "Slam" by Nick Hornby. We reviewed the different parts of speech. We did a reading and answered questions for comprehension. He has LLR2 and LLV2 for homework. He is going to try to read Chapter 3 and write a summary. We are doing some more writing next week."
"Today, we covered a broad range of physics questions. The student has not taken high school physics, but she does a good job of pulling the information she needs from the passages. I still think that a short crash course in physics will improve her ability to solve these questions quickly. For example, knowing that kinetic energy is equal to 1/2 x mass x velocity squared would have saved about 5 minutes of sifting through data to figure that relationship out on her own. I've recommended using an online resource to go through the most important physics concepts. She will be taking a science section from a practice test today and letting me know how it goes and which concepts are more challenging."