Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on his root word vocal list, creating a flip book to turn in and help him study. We worked on finding root word meanings and examples on the Internet. The other student showed me her current blog post for school and we went through and edited it for grammatical correctness. We tested her spelling and continued working on formulating her argument for her persuasive essay about smoking."
"She had already done her math homework, which was adding fractions that were tenths and hundredths, so she had to convert the tenths to hundredths. I checked it quickly and it was all correct, so we worked on her reading/writing homework, which was to write four sentences about the book she was reading. We talked about organization overall and smaller level structure, like if you make a statement, the next sentence should give an example of how/why that is true. The spelling was mainly good. We talked about run-on sentences, which she has a tendency to do (often comma splices). When that was over, I did a general grammar lesson about subject/action/object and run-on sentences. I think it would be a good idea to do more on run-on and a lesson on commas specifically. Overall, good session. She was focused and attentive."
"I completed the homework assignments with the student. For reading, I went over the suffixes and writing the words in complete sentences; we also had to find and underline two words that mean the same thing as each vocabulary word. For math, we converted units to complete each equation; I helped her to draw lines to match equivalent length and completed the problem solving/test practice for section. Last, we completed the science homework on constellation, galaxy and universe."
"We went over memory, summaries, and context clues. The student was able to complete all the tasks I set for him. He was also able to follow exact instructions. He really did very well for the day. I also set him up with some homework. I need to see how he works and thinks by himself so I can help him with the next couple of activities."
"The student and I worked on third grade math and reading comprehension. We also reviewed basic math facts in an effort to improve her fact memorization. We also spent time on reviewing the grammar lesson in her homework."
"Student 1 started by reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid while Student 2 and I finished her math homework together. Then, the twins and I finished the Math study guide that we started yesterday. We did lots of practice problems (multiplication, division, rounding, estimating, etc.) so that they feel prepared for tomorrow's Math test, and I expect that they will do very well."