Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student was once again positive and wonderful. We started the session by going over her longer written response. We talked about how to write great intro sentences, and I suggested that the three things she remember to do when checking over her writing are: 1) check for their vs. there 2) check for verb agreement (past vs. present) and 3) check for multiple vs. singular agreement (ex. "the men and their families" vs. "the man and his family" and "the men say" vs. "the man says"). Next we moved on to some more practice reading + multiple choice problems. Once again we talked about how important it is to ALWAYS go back to the text when answering multiple choice questions and to always choose the BEST answer because some answers may be partially right but only one is the best. I emailed her dad the link to more practice problems so she can practice more before the test."
"I worked with the student on the following concepts: cause and effect, sequencing and inferences. We discussed reading comprehension in the specific area of inferences. The student enjoyed the various texts that engaged her. I included the study skills of understanding what the various concepts of cause and effect, sequencing, and inferences are and how to apply the to answering questions in the text. She did not receive extra practice for next session. She will have extra practice for the next session. She took pre-assessment to ascertain what level she was on in her oral reading, reading rate, and comprehension."
"We are still practicing reading comprehension. For the first 30 minutes, the student read a passage from his homework aloud and used active reading strategies. He underlined words, he highlighted passages that he believed were important, and we stopped periodically to review what he read. For the next 30 minutes, we answered the questions that followed the passage. He still needs to practice his phonics."