Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the focus was to identify the main idea in each paragraph. We read a few different passages and underlined the main idea for each one. The student had to express his reasoning behind why he thought that was the most important idea. In the second part of the session, I pulled challenging vocabulary from the text and he wrote meaningful sentences with each term. We discussed the definition first, using context clues to do so."
"This was our first session. First we established interests such as soccer and video games to find suitable material for personal reading. We overviewed prior materials to find that although spelling is not an issue, grammar is difficult for the student when he writes his own material. After an editing pass on his free write, he was able to self-identify all but one of his grammatical errors. I wrote a few pieces for him to correct, at which he was great. I will email his mother with a few books for daily reading of 20 min. His father may like a longer session to include math lessons; however, math is the best of all his subjects currently."
"The student and I did another reading comprehension practice today, and he did much better than last time. Before he began the questions this time around, I asked him to make sure he was getting all of his answers straight from the reading selection and not making up his own answers. In response, each of his answers were taken nearly word for word from the text, showing that even though he's very imaginative and a critical thinker he is also very capable of drawing answers and fact straight from what he's given without changing things. When he was done with his questions, we went over any which I felt could have been more complete - none of them were entirely wrong - then read for fun for about fifteen minutes."