Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed all the work he had completed over the weekend and also prepared a guide for him to complete all his work for the upcoming week. We briefly discussed plans to prepare some material for his college applications this upcoming fall."
"Tonight I reviewed basic geometry with the student to prepare him for his chapter 8 and 9 test tomorrow. The student will be taking another assessment which includes such concepts as the Pythagorean Theorem and using square roots in algebraic expressions. We primarily focused on this material from chapter 9."
"We managed to get through all the prep work for the Spanish test as well as a full review of the Rome material. He has tests on these materials tomorrow."
"Today we spent a lot of time putting together the student's binder. He did a good job of organizing everything and seemed to get the hang of it pretty quickly. We also went over Web noting style, which it looks like he prefers to Box/Bullets. This makes sense, since he's a visual learner. Now it's just about making sure he chooses the appropriate note taking method for the occasion. I left him with an article to take notes on using this method, due Thursday. I also left him with a binder to organize on his own."
"I helped the student review his homework and assignments that he has due and put them in his planner. He finished his math homework and his quizzes for AP history while we were together. We also started to discuss how to tackle studying for his AP world history exam. We looked at the resources he has available to study and mapped out the next two weeks of what he needs to work on."
"Yesterday, the student and I continued our work on note-taking skills during a class lecture. Building off what we had worked on last time, I had prepared a "lecture" on the planets of our solar system to read to her. While I read this, she took notes, keeping in mind ways to keep it well-organized. After this, we moved on to a new subject: study guides. Together, she and I made a study guide for her latest chapter in science. We focused on sorting out the important parts of her notes and worksheets from the less important parts, then transferring all of the most important class material to a different sheet to make the study guide. This went well, and I think it's something we will continue work on in the future, as well."
"We studied quite a bit for the student's social studies test. He was able to identify the areas where he needs a bit more focus in order to do his best on the test. We did not have much time for other assignments, but I showed him a website where he can do some math practice problems to help him with some reinforcement of his lessons outside of school."
"We specifically went over some more skills that he can use during his high school career. One skill I taught him was the use of punctuality and how it helps complete his homework in a more timely manner. He has been steadily improving his grades and is making great progress. Overall, the session was excellent."
"The student and I began his first draft of a research paper, he worked very hard to complete all of his world history assignments as well as the remaining English assignments. He is earning excellent grades and as always is a pleasure to work with."
"I met with the student this afternoon to begin looking over his options for his upcoming History essay. We looked over some of the sources his teacher provided to determine which topic choice offered the best route forward. He is supposed to choose one of the 4-5 countries we identified, notify his teacher of this choice, and find out more about the specific requirements of this essay. We will start on the research/reading part of the assignment during our next session, scheduled for Tuesday. We also spent some time discussing his schedule for this week as well as how he plans to manage his time this week to make sure everything is completed on time."
"I am proud that the student is starting to use his agenda and is starting to become more specific when writing what assignments he has to do! For example, instead of writing "homework" in the math section, he is writing what section and which problems that he has to get done! We then focused on probability. We reviewed over basic probability and then we started to focus on independent and dependent probability. He asked for some help with understanding some of the concepts with dependent probability, so we took a visual approach to the problems. I found that he is more of a visual learner and it helps him understand it more."
"The student and I cleaned out her papers to prepare for the next week of school. We decided which assignments were priorities for the coming week and created a schedule for accomplishing those goals. We also created a white board to use as a weekly planner. We decided she would take a week or two to test out this new method of organization."