Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is on track, he did great. We went over the vocabulary in his new chapter, it had to do with the different rooms in a home. I asked questions, and he would answer in complete sentences using the new vocabulary. We also worked on ordinal numbers. We finished quickly, so we started reviewing his Spanish lessons from the beginning of year, so that we can prepare for his finals early."
"We did a reading a vocabulary activity on endangered animals and extinction and connected it to the content she is learning in her science class. She worked on fluency, reading aloud, and pausing properly at punctuation. We added unknown words that she identified to her personal glossary, and worked on how to use context clues to decipher the meaning of unknown words."
"The student and I completed her homework on sin, cos, and tan and then spent the rest of the time working on fractions, the conversion to decimals, division, and multiplication. We are going to get her caught up! The session itself went very well. I gave her 10 problems to do that I made up. They are due this Friday."
"Today, I worked with both students. Student A and I went through some of his old work he had received from the teacher. He had gotten good marks on all of them, and we went over the places where he had gotten points off. His most common mistakes were forgetting to capitalize words and names, so I will keep an eye on that from now on. We worked on his math homework together. I think he is still getting the hang of fractions a little, so next week I might have him do some extra practice with that subject. Otherwise, he is doing very well and is doing much better with focus overall as well. Student B had a test this week in math, so she didn't have much material to work on. I went over some of the things that will be coming up in her next unit, but I didn't want to get too in depth before they had really begun, so we finished a little early this week."
"We had an English lesson. The student read the first chapter of Pilgrim's Progress and we had a discussion afterwards to get him thinking critically. Additionally, he had 5 review questions to answer. Upon completion we played a memorization game. Finally, we did a short review over editing and proofreading. He was given homework in both areas/topics."
"Today we focused mostly on getting the student caught up with her schoolwork. Her confidence as a reader is growing with every session; she easily completed 3 different reading assignments from school, and also finished the second half of the story we began last week. The story contained particularly challenging vocabulary, and she was even more confident than she was last week at tackling this high level material. We also went over her vocabulary words, and chose the ones she'll use for her writing assignment. The next thing, I think, will be to see how she can transfer the focus and confidence she displays when reading aloud and doing assignments with me to her silent reading time."
"Today we covered factoring differences of squares. Student had a positive attitude and understood the concept quickly. We also covered multi-step factoring which we will continue to work on. She could work the problems quickly once she determined the GCF to factor out first. Next session we will be continuing what we worked on this session as well as going back to exponent operations (dividing exponents). Great session. She received an 85 on a quiz that she took last week over polynomials."
"We continued to work on similar incline problems regarding force dynamics. However, now we also had to deal with statics problems. More practice problems were needed. We went over some of the lecture notes he did in class."
"We began by reviewing a new list of sight words that are at the 2nd grade level. Then we played a game using word flashcards so she could practice word recognition and reading the word from a sentence. The last part of the session, she read aloud from a 2nd grade-level book."
"The student has been studying a lot and his memorization of vocabulary words has improved. Today we reviewed his flashcards and talked about ways to use the handouts and vocabulary images I've given him so that he can get the most out of his solo practice time."
"The student had no homework from class so we pressed on, working on exponents, algebra, multiplication, and division. It is important to keep reviewing with him until the material sits in his mind. It does not take long for him to understand, but he needs to be able to recall the material later."
"The student wanted to work on an extra credit assignment his prof handed out this week. We reviewed the assignment, identifying the steps required to complete it. Then we researched possible items he could use as variables. Finally, we settled on toothlessness percents in the eastern and western states of the USA. We calculated the mean, median, and quartiles for these two groups."