Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed the student's first effort at responding to an outside prompt. Of the Six Traits of Writing, she clearly exceeded expectations for ideas and content, organization, and voice. Went through final draft and examined areas that needed to be improved in terms of word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. She often caught errors before I identified them. Gave her a sealed prompt to practice before the next session."
"Reviewed present tense when the student said she was struggling to recall that after having worked on past tense for so long. Listened to the song "Te mando flores" which has lots of verbs in the present tense, and went through it word for word. Next week we will meet on Tuesday at 12:30."
"Today, as we covered reading last time, we approached that section from a new direction for a bit of our time, which will help the student until she gets her reading speed to a level with which she feels more comfortable. After going over a few of their techniques and practice problems, including distractions, switches and other ideas with sample problems, we switched over to the topic of the day, the English test. I had asked her to read the overview in her text, and we went over the types of problems that she wasn't sure about and specific types of punctuation. Finally, she worked on an English section and we talked through her problems with vocabulary and structural issues. "
"We continued to review material for the student's policy exam tomorrow. We read the chapter she had not yet read, finished making the note cards based on the lecture slides, finished reviewing the problem concepts, and reviewed the note cards."
"The student and I finished a Level 1 book and he wrote a paragraph describing his favorite character. Our goal was increase the complexity of his sentences by describing and explaining. We identified the "ea" sound as a pattern to work on, so his vocabulary words for next week are eat, beast, team, etc."
"Because the student just finished her first trimester, most of our session was devoted to reviewing previous concepts. We reviewed fraction products and quotients and proportions to ensure that she has mastered them. Then, we went through problems in a new chapter, working with percentages. Even without going over these concepts in class, she knew how to complete each question. Her math retention is greatly improving, and I'm confident that she will obtain an 'A' in her next trimester."
"The student and I discussed her most recent algebra results and decided on a plan of action to improve her next scores. Then she completed her homework assignment which was on scatter plots. After that we worked on her physics review sheet, and she completed the sections on momentum conservation, impulse, and Newton's Third Law. She also completed her class warm-up on Kepler's third law."
"Same topics covered as the previous day, which involved adding/multiplying/subtracting fractions with radical signs in the numerator and/or denominator or non-integers with radical signs. Since we finished his make-up homework assignments and that days' homework assignment early, we did some chapter review problems from the book for the last half hour. He also recalled topics covered from the previous day."
"We went over science and worked more on how to interpret and simplify the questions to get to the essential material. We started with reading as well, and she has some practice passages assigned to get a better idea of how certain strategies work for her and which passage types cause her trouble with time."
"I worked with the student on strategies for all parts of the exam. We focused on the English and reading parts the most. He did really well on the English section, only struggling with idioms and comma usage. We will focus there again and on the reading as well next time."
"Today we reviewed the student's homework for the week. We reviewed and worked on multi step word problems that incorporated addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We also reviewed different strategies to find the answers."
"The first student worked on her multiplication homework. She worked all her problems out correctly with no errors. She worked on division. She also worked on creating and reading a graph. Student 2 worked on her math homework. She did well on identifying fractions and creating a graph."