Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has two more pages left of daily mind builders and then we'll use the writing prompts book I brought her to warm up every day. She finished week 12 of writing with skill, and did very well in the outlining portion."
"Today, we covered prepositions and metaphors. The student then showed me an English exam she recently got back, and we went over it."
"We covered how to start a fiction story, an origin story in particular. We discussed how any story must have a beginning, climax, and resolution. The student was willing and attentive. We discussed specific brainstorming skills, as well as how to write a rough draft. The student will be starting his story and sending it to me tomorrow so I can review it."
"We primarily focused on reviewing the differences between and formulas for the area of a circle and the circumference of a circle. We also practiced calculating the volume of a sphere. We used hands-on manipulatives, and by the end of the session, the student seemed to have a good grasp of the different concepts and was able to independently calculate a variety of these types of problems. He worked hard and had a good attitude."
"On Monday, we worked on reviewing for the student's art history quiz, which is on Tuesday. It covers the development of the Renaissance, the High Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, and Rococo. There were many European names, and a date/time period for every term. She and I had already finished doing the definitions for the terms, and she had already written them onto flashcards and reviewed them pretty substantially. We went through the terms together, matching many of them with images and examples because she really feels like she is a visual learner. We went through the outlines from her professor, and looked at his posted PowerPoints - he does rely on the students to take pretty substantial notes in class, so we had to fill out some of the gaps with information from her textbook. By the end of the session, she was prepared to take the test."
"The student completed the Grade 4 placement test. Her reading comprehension is at grade level, and she consistently demonstrates the ability to deduce the meaning of unfamiliar words. Moving forward, we will work through a Grade 4 vocabulary workbook to increase her vocabulary, and I will assign other books to read after discussing her interests."