Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student completed his English presentation on sharks. We also created a works cited page for his essay. He had some trouble at first finding the articles he used for his essay. We also completed his math homework worksheet. It was solving multi-step equations. He struggled a little bit with the concept, but with reinforcement and additional explaining I am sure he will have a better understanding."
" Today the student had a lot of school work so we focused. We first reviewed her grammar homework, and talked about the differences between simple, complex, and compound sentences. We then reviewed her math homework, continuing reviewing proportions and equations involving a percent change. We then moved on to working on science, and talked about how to use online resources to learn more about the topics she is studying. We began preparing a study guide for her upcoming test on respiration. She is doing well overall. I am encouraging her to get into the habit of really understanding what she is reading so that she can talk about it without just translating what is on the page. While preparing for her science test, we focused on understanding every step of the respiration process in simple terms based on what we are reading, rather than just processing the information enough to answer the study guide questions without understanding the material. I think this will help her remember what she is studying for the test and help her develop good habits for active reading going forward."
"Today we began our session by working on multiples. We counted by 4s, 8s, and 12s, looked at the patterns between the multiples, and then recited the corresponding parts of the times-table for those numbers. The student became more comfortable with the multiples and she did seem to have an easier time with those multiples when we worked through her assignment. After going over multiplication, we looked at her notecards and worked out a plan to have them finished and sorted into groups (that would correspond to sections in her essay) by Sunday. We worked through her math assignment, finished her Spanish worksheet, and she did her vocabulary assignment for literature. She had to finish a map for geography and a few short character profiles for literature on her own."
"We began the session looking at the student's school page. There was a Science lab she needed to prepare for and a writing assignment that was due. She spent some time preparing her Science workbook and was thorough in her preparation. We then spent time reviewing her writing assignment, and she was able to make some effective revisions. She showed me her graded Science test where she earned a 92. The test was very involved, and she did well."
"We completed a review of the student's math homework, which involved estimating numbers to solve a division problem. We also reviewed her social studies homework, which was reading a passage out of a kids' magazine and summarizing it. For the remainder of the time, we worked on her PowerPoint presentation about the Pawnee Indians, which involved researching them and summarizing."
"We continued the editing and revising of the student's essay due in class tomorrow. I took a different approach in terms of making revisions by guiding him in the right direction, just enough that he would be able to come to the same general conclusion. He and I were able to finish close to three-quarters of his essay revisions."