Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over math, reading, and spelling during this session. Her math homework covered plotting data and identifying the outliers. The material was straightforward for her and she completed the homework enthusiastically and very well. Afterwards, we reviewed her spelling words. We then completed exercises that required identifying spelling patterns between the words, and finding the synonyms for each word. She needed help on a few of the questions but otherwise learned the spelling very quickly. For the last 15 minutes of the session we then read her book together to prepare for her upcoming reading log."
"The student and I referred to her textbook's chart of basic customary system length, capacity, and weight conversions. We practiced capacity conversions with pictures. The student successfully concluded that multiplication would help her in the direction in which we worked--3 cups = 24 fl. oz. because 3 x 8 = 24. She shows improvement in her 3s and 2s multiplication facts. We also reviewed place value and practiced through ten millions. We will continue to work on measurement conversion strategies, place value, and multi-digit multiplication. She is showing progress in all of these."
"The student had a bit of trouble with her math homework the past few days. We went over the problem areas, focusing particularly on drawing diagrams for word problems. The student now knows to be consistent in her interval when she uses a scale/ number line. The student whizzed through her math homework. The student also wanted to review her ELA homework with me. We read two passages aloud, and discussed them - focusing on audience, purpose, and message. The student did an excellent job answering the multiple choice questions, and knows how to eliminate wrong answer choices."
"The student did significantly better on his test last week. I printed out some extra problems for him to do and administered them as a timed quiz today with significantly shortened time to see how he prioritizes questions based on difficulty. He proved receptive to that concept. However, when confronted with a shortened period of time, he spent the same amount of time answering the questions, with a higher percentage of the questions answered incorrectly. In general, he seems to be picking up on what he's doing wrong. Next session, I'm going to leave him with extra work and ask him to send me his answers so I can track his progress. I hope that access to more complex problems will help him during his tests."
"The student divided his Religious Texts essay into three comparable parts of a graph to prepare him for his compare-and-contrast essay. We summarized the main points of each text, analyzed their meaning and how they branched into each subsequent text, and devised a highlighting strategy to demonstrate with the utmost clarity what he would use to compare and what he would use to contrast in his essay."
"The student emailed me a draft of her mini-essay ahead of time, and when we met, we went over my corrections and comments. She's made good progress on reading articles for her immigration presentation, and she'd completed the reading for the upcoming week in her race class. She also did her reading response for Monday's class, and I proofread it and corrected some of the formatting. The reading for the two courses together can be a lot, but she's been doing a good job of staying organized and on top of things. We both feel optimistic about how she's doing in her courses."