Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed several sections about punctuation online. He also read a science article from the "Time for Kids" reading program. He wrote a menu for an eatery. He also read from the book "On Writing.""
"The student has been working on truth tables that are an exercise in logic. She is very conscientious about getting her assignments completed on time and being sure that she watches the assigned videos. The truth tables give her a bit of trouble, and I am having her practice the core concepts. She is still struggling a bit, but she understands the main idea behind how to make and complete the tables. We will be moving on to percentages, simple interest, compound interest, and annuities next week."
"The student started the session with rhyming patterns. We will continue to review spelling and vowel patterns. Next, she read out loud from a chapter book. She is much stronger at sounding out words and self-correcting. After she read, I had her answer five questions from the text using complete sentences. She then went back and edited her sentences for spelling and punctuation mistakes. Finally, we reviewed a previous spelling list of frequent spelling words, and added new words to the list. I am hoping that as she reads more, she will recognize frequent words and more spelling patterns."
"The student still seems to struggle with unit conversions. This time, I decided to include extra steps, where she is asked to write down all the numbers that she is going to use before setting up the equation. This seems to help, as she started to be able to solve problems with minimum help. The student also struggles with comprehending the question stem. I started asking the student to explain to me in her own words what the question stem means. I asked her to re-do her old worksheet for more practice before I see her again on Sunday."
"The student understands the concepts of physics when he can see how it plays out in the real world; the definitions and explanations in the textbook are sometimes too abstract, so any kind of demonstration helps."
"The student wanted to get a head start on 8th grade by prepping himself for math. So, we started it off by focusing on basic math skills that he should be familiar with, such as exponents, squares, cubes, and rational/irrational numbers. Overall, he has a good understanding of everything."