Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed math and reading. We went over strategies and I retaught the concept on fractions. We planned to use the Stop Light Method to writing to help improve sentence structure and use of details."
"We worked on the student's spelling words. She struggled at first, but then towards the end seemed to have a better grasp on most. The focus of the words were irregular plurals. I had her write the singular of each word then match it to the plural form to identify what changed in the word. We also worked on a writing assignment, which the student seemed to really enjoy. In addition, we worked on a bit of math review of fractions. The student did well with both of these."
"Today, we began a novel study of Mr. Popper's Penguins. The student completed the first two chapters. I had the student read along (silently) while he listened to the audiobook. This 2 pronged technique will help him with comprehension, and also help him with fluency. I noticed an improvement in comprehension at once. We worked on writing good sentences, and also on backing up ideas with examples from the text. We also added some spelling words to our list, and worked on multiplication facts! Busy!"
"He and I had a great session. He studied hard and completed his homework with little push from me. We started with his Math homework and moved onto his World Culture's reading. We ended the session by reviewing for a quiz in his History class. He was focused today and had a positive session."
"He and I reviewed for her quiz on Matrices that will be on Tuesday. She has a strong grasp of the concepts, so we mostly did practice problems. I clarified some questions she had about inverses / determinants, especially of 3x3 matrices, but most of this will be done on her calculator, so it's more important that she understands the concept. She's doing great, and I think this chapter is pretty straightforward for her."
"He and I spoke about various study skill strategies, like using Post-It Notes, making a list of things to do, and maintaining a calendar. He started using his school planner to chart out due dates for the assignments in his various classes. We checked his email for communication from his teachers. I encouraged him to do it regularly so that it doesn't get overwhelming. Also, we reviewed how to access his drive and save files to his personal folder in English 4. We discussed his American Government project which is due in a couple weeks. I created a graphic organizer as a visual for him to organize his ideas for the candidates and the information that he finds. The graphic organizer will act as a draft. Today, we will move from drafting to compiling the information and writing the report."