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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight the student and I worked on his reading comprehension and strategies for the upcoming state assessment tests. We practiced reading an article, reading the questions about the article, and then re-reading the article. He practiced underlining supporting statements, eliminating incorrect choices, and rehearsing an answer before looking at the options. We also did some online practice of homophones. I left the test strategy sheet with his mom along with a website to find some 5th grade practice reading for the test."
"The student did well again tonight. We were able to get 5 worksheets done on vocabulary, inferences and showing main ideas and supporting details. We also discussed her studying from last week that was only completed on 1 of 2 days. We agreed she would study for 7 minutes tomorrow and do 15 minutes of reading on Wednesday. I am working with her during every session to understand the importance of studying."
"The student worked hard to recognize the spelling rules of her spelling list -er and -est. She identified the vowels and consonants and color coded them. Way to go! She was did a wonderful job pronouncing her high frequency words that she had already told me once before."
"The student was focused today. She completed her math homework (finding areas and circumferences of composite figures), front half of her science homework (back half is due later this week), and all of her vocabulary homework for the week."
"We completed three chapters in "The Truth About Bats" today. The student is doing great! He only has one more chapter left before he completes the book. He is very focused and calm. We went over all the flashcards we've made to date and he is really retaining each pronunciation. He immediately recognizes each word now. We are continuing to work on recognizing punctuation and italics and where to place emphasis in a sentence. This is something that needs improvement. We made more flashcards today for 8 words he had difficulty with. For our last activity, I wrote down about 10 words that started with d or b (disease, bat, dog, belong, daytime, behind, dinosaur) and had him draw a smiley face or a frowny face in the loop of the letter to determine if it was "friendly" or "unfriendly." He did excellent with this activity."
"I worked with the student a bit on the Hunger Games novel he read last week on Saturday. We spent the first half of the lesson going into detail to provide him with the best understanding of just how much there was for him to grasp. The second half of the session involved more focus upon both plot and vocabulary exercises."