Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was given a difficult text to read as a homework assignment and was to write a response to the writing prompt connected to the text. We deconstructed the text and reviewed her understanding of key vocabulary, as well as her understanding of the deeper meaning of the text. We also began reading a novel that allowed for her to read aloud to pinpoint her areas of growth when it comes to tackling unknown/unfamiliar vocabulary. In addition, she was able to use her inferencing skills to break apart the text to get a deeper understanding of the author's meaning for different passages from the text. During our next session, she will be provided with an interactive reading notebook that will assist in deepening her reading comprehension, and can be used when she is not in session with me."
"The student and I looked at subtraction problems involving numbers with a lot of zeros. Then, we moved over to a challenge packet that his teacher had assigned. He was very focused and the challenge problems gave us a chance to drill some multiplication."
"We covered mole/gram interconversions. He understood the factor/label method, but he seemed to struggle on calculating formula weights of compounds, which were needed in the problems. His attitude seemed good. I showed him how to calculate the formula/molecular weights of compounds, and then went step-by-step through the factor label method, demonstrating that if the math is setup correctly, all units, except for the answer, should cross-out. I also showed him how to convert moles of inorganic/organic compound to moles of whatever atom is asked for. He seemed to understand the explanation and didn't require any further assistance. No extra problems or grades."
"In this session, we went over the final new material of the semester, specifically integrals, antiderivatives, and consumer surplus. The student did not initially understand integrals or know the common formulas necessary to solve an integral. However, after completing multiple simple integral problems, he was able to grasp the methodology to solve them. As such, I left him with 10 practice problems to complete. Furthermore, we went over integration by substitution, which the student had not encountered beforehand."
"Student 1 practiced correct capitalization and punctuation form dictation. We reviewed the function of each punctuation mark and the proper nouns that need to be capitalized. He also reviewed his multiplication tables and double digit multiplication. Student 2 read several sentences independently and is getting to be much more confident in her ability to sound out words. I also introduced the names of 3D shapes with her and had her discover the number and type of 2D shapes that comprise each. She also practiced addition and subtraction within 20 through a card game, focusing on starting from the first number instead of from zero."
"The student was a little rough on the arithmetic today, but I KNOW he has the tools to do this. He's taking the right steps, the right approaches, and solving a majority of these tough questions. We will continue to work on this next session."