Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started by going over the student's social studies warm ups for the week. As of the last couple of weeks, she seems to have a better understanding of these. She is able to read the questions and understand exactly what they are looking for. We then went over a math worksheet that came home for homework. We then read a short article about hurricanes and talked about it."
"The student did his homework today, which was to match pictures with words or other pictures with a similar sound. He is excellent at deciphering some of these pictures that are not always clear. Then, we worked online with a phonics game in which he had to spell and make words, which he loved. He sight reads well, but I want to emphasize phonics so he can begin to sound words out. He was excited about his online game, so doing online exercises will help keep him engaged."
"I had the student review everything she has learned since the first session. She did this for the first 15 minutes, and she successfully showed comprehension of all the concepts we have worked on both in English and in math. However, she still needed help in math, specifically with subtraction (borrowing operation). She needed more help understanding when and how to borrow when subtracting, so we worked on that for quite awhile, and she was feeling much better about it. Following that I had her work on some vocabulary and sight words. She did okay, and I focused on working more on this with her for the next 30 minutes. Lastly, during the last 15 minutes, I had her read out loud. I used a 3-step method to help her with her word recognition and pronunciation as well as with comprehension. I left an English worksheet that requires her to read and practice sight words. She did well overall."
"Student 1 and I went over questions she got wrong on her Spanish test and then went over Spanish homework. On the test, most of the issues were with accents and conjugations. I encouraged her to reread the sentence in both Spanish and English before putting down an answer. Student 2 was working on a presentation, and she was making notecards. We talked a bit about the concepts in the presentation and the layout, but most of what she did was independent work."
"The student and I sang songs, and identified the ABC's and their pictures. After his first 5 minute break we identified numbers, counted the amount of similar items in the picture next to the number and spelled the name of the number. He did very well."
"The student and I reviewed verb tenses today and started to cover more specifically how verb tenses are used and why. She did a number of exercises breaking down passive vs active voice as well as the present simple and present continuous. She did very well with this material and continues to show improvement overall. For next time, she will be reviewing one of her assignments from today and explaining why she used the present simple or present continuous in each instance. I think our biggest win from today was her overall improvement with retaining the jargon of grammar concepts we have covered so far. She has been continuously improving."