Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is such a great kid! He seems to have a much firmer grasp of how his actions affect his future than most kids do. He wants to learn, and is a bright kid who has had a good education so far. He is going to do well. First we worked on some strategy for the critical reading section, then we turned to the writing section. We spent the bulk of our time on the essay, which I think will be the hardest section for him. We worked a lot on brainstorming, and I assigned him a practice test and a practice essay to do before our next lesson. Since he sometimes has trouble with providing concrete details in his writing, I asked him to write an untimed essay on his favorite childhood memory with a photographic level of detail. I'm interested to see what he comes up with!"
"The student is doing great math. We did her math worksheet that contained adding, subtracting of two digits with two digits, time, and word problems. The student needed little to no help with her work today. When telling time she counted by fives on the outside of the clock. After her homework, we did about five, two digit by two digit adding and subtracting without manipulative. She only needed help with one problem."
"Student has a final coming up and has to complete a packet/study guide for all topics that will be on the final. Worked with the student and completed half of the packet. Will complete the packet with student Monday and see if the student has any other questions before the final."
"Today the student and I prepared for her upcoming exam on units 5 and 6. She understands most of the basic principles, but just needed some guidance on some of the more difficult topics (e.g. conjugate root theorem, fundamental theorem of algebra 2, etc.)."
"We continued focusing on our key areas, with one week left to prepare before the test. Looking at homophones/homographs, we identified common words that we may have issues with (to-too-two, they're-their) and drilled them. We looked at a literature response essay, and wrote it as homework."