Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student reinforced fractions and finding the lowest common denominator. He also read a short book and practiced sentence structure while writing about it. He also reviewed long division and relearned several of the concepts. His read a new book and, again, wrote short phrases reacting to the text. I had her focus on writing her letters facing the correct direction with the use of an alphabet line. She also did small addition and subtraction problems without the use of objects as a reference."
"The student was able to get through a lot of material today. He did great with adding and subtracting fractions, algebra, and word problems. He seemed very confident about most of the material. I noticed he was confused about the procedures to multiply fractions."
"Worked with the student on a Spanish essay. He had written the essay, and we were going over grammar, taking it line by line. I had him listen to the essay being read out aloud, and he would point out the grammatical flaws (if any) and correct them."
"The student and I worked on math--greatest common factor and prime factorization. We worked on Language Arts, completing subject and complete predicate. Then, we did extra practice with complete subject/predicate. We also reviewed for his Social Studies quiz tomorrow, and he received a perfect score on the review. He completed a math assignment and science notecards. He also reviewed for his quiz tomorrow on positive/negative numbers."
"Today we did some more math review and talked about some geometry concepts. We dragged up some old formulas that are useful on many problems and talked about how and when to use them, especially trigonometric identities. We also did some ACT Science prep, as the student has almost no experience with how the test is set up, so I thought it would be good for him to see the format and kinds of questions that section has, as it often trips up a lot of people, being one of the shorter sections. We did a little time management practice with that, and will do more next time. For homework, I asked the student to take a couple practice reading tests. They shouldn't take too long. This will give him some experience with what the section looks like and the layout of the questions, so that we can try to eliminate unpleasant surprises on test day."
"We completed material for chap. 2 and continued with exercises at the end of the chapter. The student is having some difficulty getting started on his own. I will work on improving his initiative to do homework and establish study habits. He was attentive, active, and productive through the session."