Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered reading comprehension and answering multiple choice questions and open-ended essay questions based on a passage. He did well with the reading. There were only a few vocabulary words he did not know. He also did well on the multiple choice questions and the short open-ended questions. Where he ran into some trouble was the open-ended long essay question. The focus going forward will be on his vocabulary and his essay question answering skills."
"The student and I worked on two reading comprehension activities this session. The first activity focused on a poem. She struggled a bit with the questions, so we discussed making a mental picture as we read. We went back to the poem and read it line-by-line keeping our new visual in mind. After that, she was able to change her answers to the correct ones. We then moved on to a fiction passage. She responds very well to fiction writing because it keeps her interest. She had a much better time with the questions and completed a writing prompt afterwards asking her to continue the story."
"Today we work on another practice test. Today's was a letter format. He did a good job reading the letter and retaining the text information. He worked primarily on multiple choice and short response questions. He struggled with organizing the short response questions to form a comprehensive answer. We will continue to focus on test prep for the next few weeks."