Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started a new book. We also found a new workbook that we will use to work on writing."
"The session began with the student and I reviewing reading comprehension strategies. I taught him how to read the questions first and underline important information in the passage. He had greater success when reading the questions first and then reading the passage. The skill we worked on while reading was identifying the author's purpose. He found it challenging at times to answer inference questions pertaining to the passage. He will continue to practice using evidence from the passage to answer questions. We will also address this area more at the next session. Extra practice pages were given to him."
"Topics: Reading, sounding out words, reading comprehension. Progress: The student began to spell out some difficult words, and cover up parts of the words, in order to figure them out. This worked well, and I will try to reinforce it as much as possible in future sessions. We got through a large part of a book "The Straw Maid" which the student seemed to enjoy. We also read a book, "Small Pig", which I think he enjoyed as well. I will get more books that match the student's preferences, so that he will stay engaged and interested."
"Today the student ready a chapter from his social studies text and we discussed events that occurred during the Warring States period of Ancient China, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. He remembers quite well things that were discussed in class. We played "hangman" to reinforce vocabulary used in the text. He is great!"
"We reviewed the student's math homework that she had. It was a review worksheet, and she completed half of it. It is not due until Friday, so she will finish the rest tomorrow. We then finished the session with a few games I found that work on her recognition of vocab words as well as recognizing prefixes and suffixes."
"the student and I worked a bit more on grammar and writing today; we discussed action verbs and direct and indirect objects, and I gave him some homework to practice these concepts. We also reviewed his writing from last week; he had completed the assignments, but he had added the specified "dress ups" after he wrote his story. This week, I am requiring him to rewrite his work a second time, including the improved words."