Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished her poetry project! She did a very nice job! I believe she fully understands the terms and how to use them now, so she will be prepared for further poetry projects in the future. We then worked on a little math. She said she was having a hard time in geometry, so we worked through a few problems. She is doing very well, and I have seen progress with her already!"
"Reading concepts: Process, forming letters, Phonics: identifying first letter sounds, matching words to pictures using first letter sounds, spelling words to improve sight word identification, writing numbers, identifying lower case b,d,p,q; sequencing events in a written passage, using when and where correctly, using key words to improve comprehension Math: counting by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's in order to calculate multiplication facts, identifying the rule of 1 in multiplication"
"In this session, we did a review of CVC words, specifically words with the short a sound. We introduced five new sight words and reviewed previous sight words. We practiced correct letter formation and handwriting skills."
"During our session today, I did some reading and spelling exercises with the student. She is still having some trouble with w words so during our next session I want to primarily work on spelling. Her math and reading are progressing nicely."
"The student read from a book. It will be useful to help him break words down into smaller parts. In the meantime, it'll be helpful to encourage him to continue reading on his own."
"The student had a list of concepts to work on from her teacher: practicing synonyms and antonyms, writing personal narratives, and writing poems. We looked at her vocabulary list and discussed synonyms and antonyms, coming up with a list for her to study but also strategies for figuring out synonyms and antonyms on her own. She showed me a poem she had written based on a prompt her mother gave her. We talked about imagery and the five senses, and I gave her some prompts to write poems that are clearer and more concrete. We did some brainstorming together and she'll complete the poem to show me for her next session."
"Today, the student and I worked on her daily homework. This included letter sounds and names, letter tracing, counting by 1's to 75 and counting by 5's to 100. We also colored pictures which began with letter "e" and drew pictures of the two words that signified "pitcher" and "letter." Next, we did a spring crossword puzzle and an -an rhyming words rainbow. Last, we read two stories, "If You Give a Dog a Donut" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin." I feel that we had a very fun and productive session."
"We met today and went over the story I had assigned for him to read over the weekend. He was able to summarize the story for me and answer the questions correctly. Then we moved onto a new story during session which he didn't have a problem reading and was able to understand most of the vocabulary words and was able to answer the questions. I emailed him a story to read and we will be meeting on Wednesday to go over it and other stories."
"The student has progressed in his ability to differentiate between fact and opinion. He can now clearly express verbally definitions of both. The bulk of the session this week was focused on helping him express his opinions in writing and construct supporting details, following the conventions of writing. He is definitely progressing in these areas, and when he chooses to apply himself and really give his all to the work he can complete the tasks."
"We went over Harry Potter and a Time for Kids. Harry Potter may be a little advanced for him right now, but he gave a great effort!"
"We agreed on reading the books he has from school. He read 7-8 of those. His reading is going really well."
"The student and I talked about his essay on "The Kite Runner" that is due next week. His topic is the role of men in the story, and he is specifically analyzing Baba, Amir, and Hassan. We worked through writing his introduction paragraph (especially how to connect his "grabber" passage to the topic of his essay). Then, we discussed the structure of his essay and how to provide supporting evidence in each of the body paragraphs. He is planning to continue working on the essay every day until it is due."