Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, the concept of main idea and supporting details were introduced, discussed and practiced through a short passage readings and a main idea and supporting details graphic organizer. The strategy, "I Do, We Do, You Do," was use to teach the student the way in which to use the graphic organizer to identify the main idea and supporting details of a given passage. The tutorial session closed with a review of the concept of the main idea and supporting details and a demonstration of how the concept and strategy could be applied to books that the student reads in her leisure time."
"During our most recent session, the student and I began by completing her spelling word exercises. She practiced writing each word once, and then put the list into alphabetical order. For the following exercise, we classified whether each spelling word was a noun, verb, or adjective, and practiced identifying how to classify words. We then worked on completing her reading homework, which included reading the first two pages of an informational text on the Titanic, and finding certain words based on categories that her teacher had assigned such as "consonant blends," "glue sounds," "compound words," and more."
"The student and I had an awesome session today. We read 18 more pages of No Summit Out of Sight. We typically take turns reading pages, but the student read four pages in a row with wonderful fluency and didn't even hesitate to see if I wanted to read! We then read a short 780 lexile non-fiction text about volcanoes. He read the text in 1:51 the first time, 1:41 the second time, and then 1:13 the third time, showing improved fluency, confidence, and expression. He chose to challenge himself to read the text a third time to improve. He scored an 8.5/10 on the comprehension questions without my support."
"The student and his classmates already reviewed and submitted the quotes from The Taming of the Shrew as a class assignment. This makes his exam much more manageable. We reviewed his vocabulary words again, and he now knows most on the list. We then worked on his math review which is several pages of problems. We reviewed and continued to solve a few more problems. We should continue this strategy next week."
"The student worked on a letter to next year's students for history class. Once he finished his letter, I proofread it for him and explained some of the different grammar mistakes that he made. We are meeting next Saturday; his homework is to work his literary travel guide."
"During our session, we began working on the student's resume project. We talked about college majors and the credit system. We also worked on simplifying sentence structure. We then read from "The Tempest.""