Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I tutored student A for 45 minutes, assisting with reading and some phonics work, and student B for 45 minutes, assisting with his writing homework."
"Student started this session by telling me about her favorite parts so far of her current book, The Titan's Curse. I stopped her several times to find evidence in the text, focusing specifically on character development, noticing how the characters are described by the author. We also talked about the meaning of "foreshadowing" and discussed examples of it in the series. We then looked at the public library website and searched for a non-fiction book for her to read next. She learned how to search for a book by its title and find out which branches carry that particular book, and we reserved a young adult book about the Bermuda Triangle for her to read next. Finally, we continued looking at a list of common Greek word roots and prefixes found in English words, and started compiling a list of ones that are found in words she is familiar with (i.e. oct-, agri-, and amphi-). Once we have compiled a long enough list, we will be able to play some word games, mixing and matching the prefixes and roots to decipher and create words."
"Today we reviewed her math homework together. She had everything correct! We spent a lot of time writing sentences with her spelling words. She did some of the sentences independently before I got there. We did some editing for spelling, capitalization and reversal of letters (d/b). She has increased all her sight words on each list. Her mother helped her work on sight words while she was on vacation. She completed a 1st grade level reading. She had a total of 4 miscues in the reading. She answered most comprehension questions correctly, some she and I went back into the text to find the answers. She also wrote several sentences and illustrations about what she learned from the text. Then, we worked on math. She worked on adding and counting with word problems with pictures up to 20. She did very well with this. We will continue to work on sight words and reading. I left her some sight words to practice in the next week."