Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We took stock of where the student stands with her schoolwork. Since our last session, she had completed several assignments. We chose to concentrate on an assignment for religion that she had been putting off for a while. This was essentially a simple exercise of summarizing two books of the Bible, describing the message which the eponymous prophet of each preached, and generalizing these messages into teachings we can apply to the contemporary world. With a little help, she made good progress."
"We spent today's session preparing for the student's social studies test tomorrow. I created color flashcards to help her learn vocabulary words, and because her teacher is very concerned about details, I had her learn the definitions almost word-for-word. She seemed strong in this area. We also worked on copying over her notes using color and illustration. I showed her how to use different headings and indentations to make her notes clear, and to help her easily recognize the different topics in her notes. Her test is open-notes, so it is important for her to be able to find the pertinent sections of her notes quickly. Before I left, I emphasized the importance of not copying over any notes until she first understands what they mean. I also reviewed a few strategies for the test tomorrow for her."
"The student and I worked on note taking skills. We talked about how he should take notes and how he needs to use those notes to study for tests."
"Today, the student and I covered how to read notes to their best potential. We discussed brainstorming ideas for papers. We also discussed formulating outlines for papers and formulating strong thesis statements."
"We worked through specific steps for decision making and applied it to goal setting. We also organized her binder for the school year."
"Today the student and I worked on a little bit of math and reviewed the use of commas and semi colons in her writing."
"The student and I went through her calendar and binder. I made sure that she is on track and organized with all of her classes. I then helped her with some English homework and talked about the next section of her history reading."
"Established a baseline regarding student's previous math courses and performance. Discussed time management, study skills, and organizational skills with student and parent."
"During this session we discussed the IEP meeting that the student had at school. We also worked on math homework and a little bit of social studies."
"I worked with the student on several college level study skill sets that can be applied to all areas of study. Additionally, we talked about getting organized before and during the college semester."
"First session. Discussed problem areas, set goals and expectations. Organized planner and completed an online quiz."
"Today, student A and I got to know each other by doing some ice breaker games. I had him write an acrostic poem about himself using the letters of his name. Student A also compared and contrasted himself with his brother, student B, using a Venn diagram. We finished the session by doing a 3-2-1 exercise, (3 things that make him excited about 3rd grade, 2 things that make him nervous about 3rd grade, and 1 thing that he wants to learn about in third grade). Student B and I had a short session and spent the time getting reacquainted. We talked about his vacation, and his experience in middle school so far. We compared middle school and elementary school using a Venn diagram, and looked through his school supplies. He practiced using descriptive language in a short letter to his future 8th grade self."