There is nothing like wasting time during a tutoring session gathering supplies, homework from backpacks, or notebooks. This check list helps the kiddos get ready. The goal is to help the kiddo plan ahead and be responsible for their own needs. This save time, frustration and lets be honest it saves money. The tutor isn't waiting around for your kiddo to find the backpack and sort out the homework.
I recommend laminating it, however I have used it in a protective sleeve and hand no issues. You can then use clothes pin clips or wipe off markers to keep track of what's been completed before your tutor arrives.