Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked with a non-fiction text this week. He does very well recalling details and factual information from text and can answer literal questions. We really worked a lot on asking questions about the text before and after reading. We also worked on giving reasons to support answers involving his personal opinion. For math, we worked on sorting shapes by attributes. He was able to sort by shape on his own. He could identify what my rule was when I sorted for him. I then had him try to sort numbers. Again, he was able to identify the rules I used when I did the sorting. We also worked a bit with synonyms and antonyms in the book you purchased for him. Recognizing the relationships between words is really important, as is the vocabulary."
"The student and I reviewed compound sentences and predicates, read and discussed more of the novel he is reading, and worked on writing. In writing, the student composed a paragraph with one each of declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences, as well as sentences with compound predicates and subjects. This paragraph was based on his reading. He displayed a good memory of the novel's plot and characters, even though he had not read it in two weeks. "
"We covered multiplying and dividing exponents. The student needed help on her worksheet problems at first, but she was able to do almost all of the problems from the last section by herself. Since we had time left over, we were able to cover some of the topics that are coming up later this week."
"I tutored student 1 most of the evening. We began work on a chapter 12 review. We completed half of the review during our session. The chapter 12 review included probability, combination, and plot line graphs. Student 2 did have some homework that included finding discounted price of sales items. This was very easy for her. I showed her how to do this assignment with and without a calculator."
"The student and I had our first session today. He didn't start reading his assigned summer reading novel yet, so we couldn't work on writing prompts related to it. However, we did some other writing exercises to get him to write more descriptively and practice "showing" rather than "telling." I asked him to read the first 2 chapters of his novel by our next session and also to practice descriptive writing by observing his brother."
"This time we went over the math section, in particular we spent a lot of time on Trigonometry and how to answer problems dealing with geometry. Once we went over the unit circle and how to use sine and cosine we tackled some of the difficult problems in the section to develop some problem solving strategies. He is a big fan of elimination which is good for some problems"
"Today we started out with a worksheet that dealt with addition and subtraction. Lastly, we played the dice game and finished the session."
"Today, the student and I first reviewed her class notes on energy Then we reviewed her physics homework problems. After finishing these, we also looked at her chemistry homework, related to ions. Finally, we started a little bit of review of force diagrams."
"Reviewed basic foundations: days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Broke down simple questions, identifying interrogative key words, as well as clarifying the infinitive tense of indicatively conjugated words Ser & Estar."
"Today, we focused on math sections. Because she is already quite good at math I presented her with particularly difficult types of questions that she would see on the SAT. We focused on complex shapes (2 and 3 dimensional), permutations, combinations, probability, and symbol questions. These are the types of questions that students usually mess up on so this is how we can make sure she get those last few questions. We went over the properties of circles and triangles. Last, we went over strategies she could use to cut down on her time in the math section. I showed her ways they could cut down on her time by plugging in numbers for variables and by crossing out answer choices according to restrictions given in the questions stem."
"During this session we went over chemistry and geometry. For chemistry we went over kinetics, exothermic, and endothermic reactions. The student had an exam coming up so we were preparing. We also worked on geometry. We worked on a couple of questions related to parallelograms and quadrilaterals. Overall this session went well. I think he has a good grasp in chemistry but needs some work in geometry."
"The student and I worked at the library. We are working on getting him caught up in his COM class. We worked in his Coding Sheet assignment. I read an article/ study to him and the assignment was to find and paraphrase certain pieces of information. He also finished an assignment from last Tuesday."