Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We read short stories including "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "The Ransom of Red Chief." I left the student with some reading comprehension homework as well as the book "Holes" to read."
"The student and I worked on reading today using two leveled reading books for 1st grade. We also worked on an activity using contraction flashcards and continued our work reviewing sound blends."
"The student had a great week at school. She scored a 100% on her vocab quiz and felt that her name presentation went well. Her father mentioned that in a conversation with her instructors, they all feel that she is on track to have a much better semester. At today's session, we began with a review of the material she covered in class this past week. She stated that she felt good with everything and that there were no topics that she needed my help with. We then moved on to reading comprehension exercises. I had her read some short passages and then summarize the passages to me verbally. I then asked her some comprehension questions about what she read. We discussed reading strategies and I suggested to read a few pages and then take a break to review what she read. I also suggested that she do her reading downstairs (as opposed to her room upstairs) where she will have fewer distractions. We also worked on some basic grammar skills (linking verbs, irregular/regular verbs, pronoun/antecedent agreement), of which she did very well. She was able to relate a lot of what we talked about to her studies in Latin. The last topic we covered was writing, specifically the purpose of a thesis statement, again something that she is quite knowledgeable about. She is anticipating a great week at school with no major projects or assessments. Today was a good session!"