Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed how the student's classes were going: it seems like he's doing well on the frequent quizzes in English, he still hasn't heard back about his History exam grade, and his Physics is more understandable. We discussed his homework: he had to read and do a worksheet for History, read for English, and do some Algebra homework. He completed these all without problem. After talking about what he had read so far for English, he said he felt prepared for his upcoming English quiz."
"The student had a much better lesson today. He seemed to be much more into the session, and enjoyed the experience much better. He told me that he felt a lot more comfortable on his latest Bio quiz. He told me he does not have any homework remaining/due for this week, nor are any projects/exams/quizzes due this week. I asked the student what subject is giving him the most problems. In addition to biology the student mentioned Spanish. Today we reviewed through some common Spanish words within the categories of "family", "things you find in a classroom", "places you go to" , "neighborhood", and "days of the week". He told me that it's been awhile since he reviewed through these vocab words, and he did express some knowledge, but had difficulty pulling the definition of the word. Instead of asking for a straight definition, I used the word in a sentence and used body language to help describe the Spanish vocab word. He really enjoyed this segment of the lesson. I told him that it would be helpful to make flash cards pertaining to these vocab words. In addition I told him that if he were to organize these words in categories, this too would help him better study the vocabulary. He stated that this session was helpful. I told him that it is important to review these vocab words regularly as he is going to be basing all of his future Spanish classes off of these basic vocabulary words. The student understands that he should review the words whenever he has a lighter load of homework like he does this weekend. The student expressed to me that he relies on his computer a lot. I told him that in addition to keeping all his notes, assignments lists, to-do lists, etc. on the computer it is important to start practicing to handwrite the documents as some classes will not allow for a computer to be used in the classroom setting, especially when he goes to college. In addition I explained to the student that technical issues are a common occurrence these days, and I don't want him to be stuck should his or any computer "crash" on him/lose battery. He recognized that this may be the case in the future, and said that he would try to start documenting homework assignments on paper/in his planner to help keep better organization."
"Student 1--covered some current problems in class dealing with dilation scale factors. Also went over some content from the next chapter of the class, dealing with linear functions and slope. Student 2--worked on a word list (mainly prepositions and pronouns, as well as words indicating possession) and counting upwards and downwards by 10s, 100s, and 5s. Worked with visual indicators of hundreds, tens, and fives to form more complex numbers. Some work with basic addition and subtraction."
"The student and I reviewed diffusion, osmosis, and active transport in preparation for tomorrow's exam. I quizzed him on his review sheet, and had him explain key vocabulary. We went through his review sheet multiple times until he mastered the material. We also reviewed some math problems he had difficulty with on his homework."
"The student completed two sections about world history online. He read an article about Australia from the "Time for Kids" reading program. We also read together from the book, "On Writing" and discussed how writing is like telepathy. We also read from the book "Captain Courageous.""
"The students went to the library to check out books on ocean animals and to receive their prize for the library reading program. Then, they looked up pictures of animals and plants for their diorama. They copied, pasted, and printed the pictures. They then started coloring the pictures."