Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began the session by constructing the vocabulary review game for which he prepared the flash cards. We will practice for 5 minutes at the end of each session, and he is welcome to practice as much as he wants between tutoring sessions. We also read two more chapters out of his book. I then asked him to summarize the main character's summit of his first mountain. The student's comprehension of the text was evident through his summary, and it is clear he is confident at summarizing."
"Today we read a non-fiction book about Volcanoes. I created several practice multiple choice problems for him to answer and discuss with me. We discussed test taking strategies when approaching these types of questions. We also revisited identifying main idea in non-fiction text."
"As per student's teacher's suggestion, we used an app to prepare her for her vocabulary test. She is very well prepared for the vocabulary test and I'm sure did very well. Worked on vocabulary the entire time."
"To start the student did an exercise that required reading and writing, while I reviewed her written homework. She did fairly well on the exercise questions, which we'll return to at a later point. I decided she wasn't ready to do the written part yet. She had made an attempt to vary her word choices by checking a thesaurus, and the sentence structure was good and sufficiently varied. However, she fell somewhat short on proofreading. We then reviewed the essay's shortcomings, and she revised and corrected specific problems. At that point we had no more time. For homework she has several assignments, one of which is to completely revise the essay and address the more global concerns, such as the repetition in content, lack of transitions, and the conclusion."
"We worked on telling time and answered word problems on telling time. I administered a test to the student on telling time, and he scored 100% on it. We also worked on reading comprehension, with the student reading a 680 lexile passage and answering questions on the passage. Lastly, we reviewed his homework, which covered both math and writing."
"We focused first on reading and citing important information, as well as using the proper (buffer, quote, citation) model for an MLA cited quote. From there, we worked on how a good introductory paragraph was framed, and how using a bookend method for introduction and conclusion can make for a powerful essay."