Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we worked on Math and reading/writing for half an hour each. Using the statewide practice booklets, I went over concepts that the student struggled with such as multiplication between two digit numbers and geometry. In reading, I enforced the procedure to always go back to the readings and use details from the stories before answering the questions. I left him with a couple of pages of homework in order to make the most of the one hour tutoring next week."
"We continued to work on the first practice test of the test. We finished the writing prompt together. We talked about things that he needs to do when taking the test like underlining in the writing prompt what he is being asked to do and then at the end making sure he has answered the question. We started on the next practice test. I left him the pre-writing and introduction to start on his own this time."
"Today the student and I did some math practice, read her assigned story to prepare for her comprehension test and also practiced her vocabulary words. We also did two worksheets together, one on cause and effect and one on incomplete/complete sentences. We created a strategy to go over two-part bar-model problems by labeling each number with what it represents. For example, if 2 represented how many cookies I ate on Sunday, she would write "2 cookies ate on Sunday." This helped her distinguish what each number meant, and therefore, what number correlated to the number asked for in the question. I left her with some extra practice with complete/incomplete sentences."
"This session was focused on working with the student to prepare for a debate assignment for his English class, which will be discussing themes identified in the novels read throughout the term to make connections of various kinds to current events. The student elected to defend abolishing the electoral college. In constructing the defense, primary attention was given to articulating the nature of the thematic connection, which consisted of an argument for equitable voter representation. Substantiating historical and legislative evidence was gathered and incorporated into an outline of the main points to be defended in the discussion. In concluding the session, probable counterarguments and useful concluding remarks were considered as means of reinforcing the principal claims."
"This session was spent getting the student ready for his World Literature final. I had typed out the answers to his study guide on my own time; over the course of this lesson, we copied the study guide down by hand and we went over all of it. This included a review of the major plot points and characters in the literary works the class had been studying, as well as a comprehensive understanding of literary terms and how they function. I quizzed him on everything toward the end."
"This session was used to enhance the writing, concepts, and flow of the student's final paper. The student was given a set of scenarios and was required to answer essential questions/evaluations from the scenarios- using foundation principles. I coached the student on insight, foundation principles, notes, and possible information that may need to be included for maximum points- for her consideration. I also evaluated and gave recommendations to improve sentence structure, grammar, and detail, ensuring that she answered the questions thoroughly. We also worked to enhance the support and detail within the paper."