Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Social studies homework was a list of questions explorers on Lewis and Clark expedition have to create about what to pack. We spoke a bit about the time period and what things she (student) would worry about during that time. Grammar homework - working on sentence structure and examples of interrogative, declarative, exclamatory and imperative sentences. Student did great, understood the assignment, took some time to understand interrogative but understood imperative quite well."
"Student had a bit of trouble with her math homework the past few days. We went over the problem areas, focusing particularly on drawing diagrams for word problems. She now knows to be consistent in her interval when she uses a scale/number line. She whizzed through her math homework. She also wanted to do her ELA homework with me. We read two passages aloud, and discussed them - focusing on audience, purpose, and message. She did an excellent job answering the multiple choice questions, and knows how to eliminate wrong answer choices."
"This week we worked on parts of speech and also did a practice comprehension test that I prepared for her to get ready for her test in class. We also worked on her division math practice problems. We are working with understanding parts of speech so I am preparing a more intensive packet to go over the different parts of speech for our next session. I did see a comprehension test score and a math test score. She did well and she always has a terrific attitude."
"He and I worked to complete his 2 compare and contrast paragraphs for his final piece of his homework packet. Then, we spent the rest of the time studying for his grammar final, which is on Tuesday next week. We used a quiz website so he could visually match the terms with their definitions."
"He didn't really have any homework that he needed help with, so we just continued with the writing assignment. "
"He has improved his Social Studies grade from failing to a B. We completed his math homework on dividing decimals. We studied his notes on the causes and effects of World War II. He completed several practice problems to prepare for his upcoming math test on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. He appears to be prepared for the assessment. He discussed his lowest grade currently, which is language arts. He says that he struggles with the R.A.C.E.. He knows the strategy, but he must put more effort into applying the last two parts of it, which include citing the evidence and explaining his answers. I suggested that he watch a few YouTube videos on the strategy to see how other teachers explain the strategy to their students in hopes that he may find an easier way that he can apply the strategy. His attitude towards learning and completing assignments is always great!"