Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we started with Social Studies. The student has a test on Buddhism tomorrow, so we reviewed concepts and vocabulary from her study guide. She says she is feeling confident on this unit! She also had a math test today that covered the percents and proportions we have been practicing. She says she feels that she did well, and I look forward to seeing her grade when the test is returned to her. To review, I had her do a math worksheet finding percentages of numbers, and I definitely see that her speed and accuracy have improved dramatically. I will keep her practicing so she continues to hone her math skills. We also discussed a short story she wrote for class."
"Yesterday the student reviewed his math homework, practiced his science presentation, and annotated his history assignment. He has completed his poster and understands the basic definitions and experimental design of his project. He continues to work on adding more details and specifics during his presentation in order to fill the allotted 5 minute presentation time. In math, the student continues to work on dividing decimals."
"We covered: multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers; and algebra with positive and negative integers. The material is becoming more challenging. The student is motivated and doing well. Quiz and homework grades are posted on an anchor chart. I encourage the student to practice vocabulary flashcards. Great work!"
"Today we reviewed the student's Science lab. He did well answering the conclusion questions. We reviewed his social studies connections. We also reviewed his Math homework. He did well solving the inequalities."
"This session we completed the student's math homework by learning how to determine the lengths of the sides of right triangles based on limited information. He learned how to determine the lengths of 45-45-90 (degree) and 30-60-90 triangles. He also learned the difference between the legs and hypotenuse of the triangles and how each is found. I had him teach back the formulas he learned in class. He completed word problems involving real-world triangles, such as staircases. Then, we discussed the new book assigned in Reading Language Arts, "12 Angry Men." He then answered for me background questions about the book from a worksheet assigned by the teacher. I explained the context of the book, which examines the American justice system."
"Today we began by looking at all of the assignments the student has due over the next couple of days. He thought the most important assignments for us to work on together were reviewing for his science test and completing his English brainstorming worksheet. We studied the science material by me asking the student questions off of the review notes his teacher had provided. We then moved on to the English assignment, which required completing a number of brainstorming exercises to prepare him for writing a poem. In the final 15 minutes, we reviewed the science material one more time."