Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We made a lot more headway on the student's practice test. We should finish all of the practice test on Thursday, allowing us all of Monday's session to look back at the more difficult points and maybe work on some more division."
"The student did really well preparing for his test. He knows all the basics, but just got a little confused when the problems were a bit more complicated. After helping him remember the next step or reminding him of what to do in a similar situation, he almost always knew how to solve the problem."
"We reviewed items of house, chores, and the words far and near. Studied the capitals of Central and South America. Did physical response exercises at the end, such as "raise your right arm" and "touch your left ear.""
"The student and I focused on word families of "an" and "it." We began with sounding out "an," and then adding different beginning consonants to change the word. Then we read through each word. We also played a word game where you connect cards with letters to then read the new word created."
"The student and I worked on his spelling words and some corrections on old worksheets. We also practiced his Johnny Carson facts for his activity on Friday. I noted the stickers he earned. "
"I reviewed the student's Answers to a quiz or homework assignment for his accounting class. The assignment was sent to me in an email and called "Financial Problems 1". I independently researched his answers and prepared a report for him. NOTE: I conducted this work on my own, and did not meet with or call/Skype the student during this time."
"I had my first session with the student today, and it went very well. Using her course materials, she and I went over a chapter introducing linear, power, and exponential functions, which she had already started. We then went over a chapter on exponential functions only, working through practice problems together. She completed the chapter quiz. Because she is doing the course online (and is only doing one course at a time), she can set her own pace, and would like to work through the material fairly quickly. Therefore we are going to meet a several times over the next couple of weeks rather than once or twice a week."
"We reviewed for his dictation test on Monday, and he know the characters better than he thinks he does and writes them very nicely. We practiced some brief conversational exchanges as well. He has very good pronunciation of tones and most consonants, and we practiced the "q" sound with much success."
"The mother reported that the student is feeling really confident in math now and that they feel comfortable having today be the last session. We worked on a math project that is due next week having to do with cubes and volume."
"We read and answered questions about a story. We have been working on comprehension and fluency. The student took a test at school and said she has been improving. No concerns coming out of this session."
"We went over the student's syllabus and spoke about her teacher. She gave me her login for the site that is attached to her course textbook and we looked at that as well as she had not logged into it before. We then went over some of her homework- we completed about half of it, and I asked her to send me the rest of her answers so that I could check it. She has a test on 9/9, so next session I plan to go over any other homework."
"This week, the student and I worked on both math operations and vocabulary/writing exercises. For math, I brought a pre-created number line on dry erase board for him to use for addition/subtraction, as is his preferred manipulative. We worked on a few early algebra problems and I will prepare a mini-lesson on this area, as it is a skill that is being in current curriculums. We also worked on antonyms as well as retelling the sequence of events. I will also prepare a mini-lesson on adding detail to writing as well as a few other early 2nd grade literacy warm-up activities."