Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on Algebra II homework and an English presentation. Both went fairly well, and we're planning on meeting again later in the week."
"We went over the student's schedule for each course. I followed up with her on how she felt her science quiz was this past week since the previous week she had difficulty on the quiz and test in science. She said she felt it was better. I made her a study schedule for the whole week outlining what days and how much time should be spent on certain subjects and studying for tests and quizzes. I went over how she should develop a schedule. I told her that for next week she should create her own schedule for the upcoming week so she can start to develop her independence of creating her own schedule. I also suggested that she go over her upcoming weekly class schedules on Friday evening so she can determine before I get to her house whether she has any tests on Monday and how many. If she has several quizzes or tests on Monday, she should try to arrange time to begin studying for them an hour or two on Saturday or Friday night."
"We talked through the schoolwork he has due Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and I confirmed that these assignments and test/quiz were written in his planner. I also asked about the specific assignments that were due since our last session. He told me that he had completed all of these assignments, that the math test went pretty well, and that the speech was postponed until Wednesday. After confirming all of the work he has coming due Tuesday and Wednesday, he worked on Tuesday's assignments. While I was there, he completed and turned in a Spanish assignment, studied briefly for a Spanish quiz (I quizzed him on the Spanish alphabet), and began taking notes on his history textbook in the "question" form specified by his teacher. I will talk with him about the Spanish assignment and the history assignment at our next session on Thursday and ensure that he follows up with his teachers if necessary."
"We first went through to find missing work. We then began working through these assignments, starting with history. We went over material we had previously covered for a future unit test and worked through some vocabulary worksheets. We then moved onto covalent and ionic bonds, using the website to cover how metals and nonmetals reacted in both bonds. After we worked through the student's homework, we spent the rest of the time organizing her notebooks and binders."
"We got the student organized to make sure he completes all of his overdue assignments before the end of the term. We have the next week planned, and then we will fill in the plan week-by-week in detail. He is going to have some studying to do over the break."
"We had an organization check-in, and then we focused on reading comprehension. Keeping track of homework is still a challenge for the student. We are working to develop strategies for anticipating issues and reaching out to peers when assignments are forgotten."