Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued to work on his materials for his thermodynamics test. He is doing well with the material. I will follow up with some additional material later today or tomorrow to explain a couple of the equations we used. One thing we should both work on is expediting the problem solving process, we spend a decent amount of time crunching numbers, not covering material so I will attempt to speed that process up."
"We did a number of things: the student worked on her math homework. She knows/understands what she has learned in math. She likes to do her own work without any help. Friday, my role was only to help her when she needed it. She did not need it. She still can not read on her own; however, she can listen to a story once and, afterwards, successfully answer the questions at the end of the chapter. The last part of the session we reviewed the sound of two diphthongs: ay and ai. I showed her flashcards with words ai and ay to see if she could pronounce them. She could. I also pronounced words with the sounds to see if she could write them; she could. She is a fast learner. She is also very independent. It is a joy working with her."
"She took another test and her English went up by 5 points; in Math and Reading we are 1, 2 points from her goal. We are working on the science. I've given her specific instructions when taking this next practice test. Depending on how she does will determine her strategy."
"Student A and I worked on his skip counting with post-its. He likes to race against the clock. I challenged him to practice with his note cards this week, so he can beat his out loud times too. Student B worked on his homework on word problems with integers. He finished all ten problems."
"Today we worked through some problems that the student identified. We then went on to work the first two problems in the advanced quant section in the prep book. For our next session, she will continue working with math content areas in both texts that she finds challenging, paying particular attention to problems where she does not see a solution strategy immediately."
"Today, we incorporated different ways to learn the alphabet and the numbers. The student did much better with recognizing numbers than he did with letters. Next time, I will think of a game that's more interactive and more fun for him to learn the ABCs. The reading break helped a lot today. Throughout the reading, I asked him what was going on in the story to aid in his comprehension of the story."