Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked the student's homework covering a new subject - arithmetic and geometric sequences. We practiced applying the formulas and working from numbers in a sequence back to formulas. She seemed to really grasp this material and will be prepared to move on to series next."
"We very carefully went over the student's reading comprehension section and identified some trouble spots. I discussed with her how to think about the reading questions and went into detail the reasoning behind the correct answers and the incorrect answers. I also looked over some writing assignments I had her do and noted good progress in her writing. I gave her more exercises to do for the next session."
"Student 1- Homework, math facts (she is skip counting by 2s very well!), and reading. Her spelling is coming along excellently, and she seems to be reading a lot of words. Student 2- Began work on basic division. He is doing well with division conceptually. He had no trouble understanding that it is the inverse of multiplication and that it's a way of subtracting in large quantities. He's very good at adding quickly, and hopefully with flashcard work, times tables will begin to become second nature to him."
"Today we sang a song to review the emotions that we started last week. We also continued making emotion flash cards, and finished with a quick game of charades. I previewed a Go Fish type of card game that we might return to in later weeks. At the beginning of the lesson, I emphasized speaking in complete sentences rather than with single word responses, and hopefully we can build on that trend as well in coming weeks."
"Sat with the student and worked with him on what he is working on his current math class to get an indicator of his capability and study preference for math. We worked through a practice science portion at a slow, thorough rate."
"During this session, we focused on approaching complex problems, dealing with misunderstanding or a lack of understanding, and some of the specific processes I use to tackle problems of this kind. We then moved onto generating code to translate what we had "discovered" about the problem into python code and began working on a solution to the first few questions. I left the student with a call to research and generate questions about any python concepts she did not understand, as well as finishing question 2 of the quiz (and continuing on if able) before our next session. She is progressing well, though my primary goal during this next semester will be increasing her confidence in her abilities."