Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed his current event write up today. We found an article debating whether or not students should have homework over school breaks. We struck a deal that he would dictate to me and I would type the summary, and he would type the second part, why he chose the article. He was passionate about this topic for obvious personal reasons, and even wrote more than the required amount, which was awesome to see."
"The student and I read aloud in her book and worked on phonetics and sounding out words. We carefully moved through each word from front to back concentrating on the sound each letter makes, and focused on breaking words into smaller chunks to make reading easier. I read a bit from Dr. Seuss to take a "break" here or there, tracing the words and reading slowly. We'll be doing some singing of the alphabet and a pronunciation game, along with a few Mother Goose rhymes on Thursday to break up the time and also to encourage aural aspects of reading."
"Today the student worked on his homework, a math worksheet, spelling workbook, spelling words, and then we read a book on Japan. He has a tendency not to decode words so we worked on that today. He slowed down and did better."
"Student A worked on her homework. She is working on finding the volume of an object. She is doing well with this concept, only making a few mistakes. She is to bring home her math book so we can study for her test sometime next week. Student B worked in rounding numbers to the nearest ten and hundred. She is struggling with this concept as well as her multiplication facts. We will continue to work on both concepts. She is to continue to review her fact for five to ten minutes a night."
"We went over a list of vocabulary words, discussing roots and stems and appropriate usage. The student did a great job. There were not any major areas of difficulty. Moving forward we will continue to work in this way, adding writing and SAT test prep into our weekly sessions."
"The student and I worked together to prepare him for an in-class essay. We reviewed the material for the paragraph previously. In class tomorrow, he is only allowed to have one side of a note card with brief notes. He wrote his paragraph completely, which contained the important facts. We reorganized it a bit and fleshed out his introduction and conclusion. He is able to discuss all of the relevant facts, and I trust he will recall them in his paragraph. He is not allowed any other notes, so this assignment is a challenge, but I'm sure he'll do well. He takes direction well and wants to improve."