Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I have opted to focus on the key event(s) for each chapter and use it increasingly as a review as we prepare for each new session. I will discuss with him, and I will write his responses. We took turns reading pages for the first chapter, and he did a good job understanding and locating answers to the comprehension questions."
"The student and I first went over her math homework and worked on equivalent fractions. Then we read her book aloud ("Anastasia On Her Own") and summarized what happened in her reading log."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed the events of chapters 7 and 8 from "War Horse." We then talked about the importance of him strengthening his reading comprehension skills. First, I had him break down and define reading comprehension. The working definition that we came up with is that strong reading comprehension skills mean the reader is able to easily understand the plot, character descriptions, and thematic elements of the text he or she is reading and is able to retain and discuss what he or she reads. We then read a sample paragraph from the test and answered multiple choice questions, which all challenged his reading comprehension skills. I encouraged him to read the multiple choice questions before he reads the passage when he takes tests because then his reading will have a direction and focus. I also showed him how to annotate the text by underlining key plot points and thematic details. He then read a sample paragraph and answered multiple choice questions on his own. He answered all questions correctly except for one. I then stressed the point of understanding exactly what's asked of him when taking a test and also the importance of carefully reading instructions."