Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started focusing more heavily on fluency today. I timed her on how long it took for her to answer all of her multiplication flash cards correctly. I reviewed the final draft of a writing assignment I gave her. Grammatically it was good, but she made some handwriting errors in letter formation, so we reviewed those and I gave her practice writing for homework. I also helped her with her math and English school homework."
"The student worked on vocabulary and English today. He did well overall. He had some trouble with some of the vocabulary words, but I helped him to understand the difference between them."
"We began with working on vocabulary words. A page of ones that needed review was sent home with the student. After that, worked on writing an essay which he completed very well."
"The student and I completed a total of five lessons yesterday. We covered different elements of exponents, including the properties for multiplication, division and inverses involving exponents. In addition, we covered word problems with exponential equations. She had some difficulty at first understanding which information within the word problem ought to be transferred to the equation. However, after only a few word problems, she was doing very well, transferring the appropriate information to the formula and comprehending the additional questions that asked her to interpret the meaning of the y-intercepts and slope in each of the graphs. Overall, she worked very hard and she continues to demonstrate a great work ethic."
"The student and I worked on a review of his math homework first tonight and I was really proud of the effort and confidence he put forth. Then we reviewed his vocabulary homework. This was a little more challenging for him, and he started to need more help to stay on task, but we did get it done. Overall, a great session."
"The student doesn't need help on adding and subtracting integers anymore. Studying for science went well, as he has retained a lot of information. He is lacking some deep understanding on the key info, like the difference between independent variables, dependent variables, and control groups, so we drilled this for a while. I told him to study for the test tomorrow by copying down the definitions at least five times. I also gave him a trick to remember the key word from each definition, which will help on the test. We had some time left, so we did a short reading comprehension practice."