Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did a great job working on a reading comprehension activity about octopuses today. He was engaged and interested, and it showed in his grasp of the material. Then, we read another chapter of his Narnia book. The vocabulary sometimes makes it challenging for him to fully take in the events of the book, but when we stop to break it down and go over vocabulary, he does well. It's a good reach book for him - just slightly advanced for his level, but with guidance, he does well."
"This session went very well; the student and I began reading from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," which she seemed to enjoy and which is the perfect level of difficulty for her. I look forward to seeing how she does with this book."
"We reviewed comparatives, superlatives, and negatives, and worked on adverbs and how to identify when they're modifying verbs or adjectives or other adverbs. The student was pretty good at identifying adverbs, but sometimes was confused as to what they were modifying. We will continue to work on that. She also would benefit from reviewing irregular comparatives and superlatives more. Other than that, she did pretty well."
"We discussed how the student could elaborate on the third part of her response essay, then how it should be concluded. After that we turned to look at her English essay and discussed how she could prove her ideas better."
"The student and I reviewed some word choice exercises that he had completed, which required minimal corrections. He then shared his "comic review" of a comic series he likes with me, and we discussed writing concepts such as the audience and literature critiques. We concluded our session by brainstorming poems, poetry structures, and looking at writing exercises for him to continue. He seemed more comfortable in writing, and his penmanship legibility has increased significantly. He said that he felt more comfortable brainstorming things to write, and more at ease with writing a bit more slowly and proofreading his own work for simple errors. In our 9 weeks of meeting, he definitely has improved in his writing mechanics, concepts, and practice."
"I checked the enrichment reading comprehension homework I gave the student last time. We discussed his wrong answers and worked together to correct them. We also worked on 4 more pages in his book and completed fact finding worksheets. I assigned him two more pages in his book for homework. He did well today and worked extremely hard. He is showing good improvement in all areas."