Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on his assignment in Chemistry for Phase Changes. I explained to him the easiest way to read phase diagrams and how to use it to answer commonly asked questions on the topic. He did very well with his assignment, and his attitude toward the subject was very positive."
"We went over quadratic equations and the differences in vertex and standard form. He seemed to understand what he'd learned in the previous session. His mother had printed out some review questions from the teacher's website, so we went over those, too. For the most part, he is doing well."
"We worked on the present perfect conjugations, irregular verbs, how to use them in sentences; and we reviewed the present subjunctive as well. Both tenses were supposed to be in a test on Wednesday. The student seems to have understanding of the subject, but needs more practice. He made flash cards with the verbs that were irregular, we made several write exercises and some verbal as well. I showed him strategies to identify when to use the subjunctive and when to use the present perfect."
"The student did very well. In addition to his homework we reviewed his math test and the problems that he missed. We redid these problems so he could learn from his mistakes. We also began to work on reading strategies for figuring out longer words that he doesn't know. Today we worked on breaking words into syllables by clapping the syllables. Any time you are taking to him or reading with him it would help to periodically ask him how many syllables are in a word you come across. It could even be a radon word. This will help him to break up words in smaller pieces to sound them out. Overall he did very well today."
"The student read aloud from a text. He read on his own, also attempted unknown words. We practiced rote counting, which he does well with. We additionally attempted to name like items/objects from the text. (Animals)."
"The student was very enthusiastic about our session on Thursday. We worked on her math packet that her teacher sent home. Several of the pages focused on input/output to determine the "rule" of a series of addition and subtraction problems. The student understands her math concepts well, and was able to work on the pages without difficulty. I had her work on a sight word recognition puzzle, and she was able to read the sight words in the puzzle and finish up the puzzle. We also did a math crossword puzzle, which was new to her. The student had selected quite a few books to share. We were able to read "Those Darn Squirrels" (one of her favorites) together. Even though she had read the book many times, we still discussed plot, predictions, character and other story elements. She is a bright, engaged student, and it is a pleasure to work with her."