Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student completed a reading article for his reading class. It was a very good session! I focused less on annotation and more on forming true and complete sentences based on the subjective reader's response to the material."
"The student has been studying predicate adjectives in his language arts class. He had to do two different sections in his book. My first goal was to ensure that he understood all the directions they were asking him to do. This is a skill to maximize on comprehension. This took the majority of time during our session. He needs to be able to maintain stamina at the end of the academic day. I'll think of other ways to present academic challenges to him in the future. Yet, I know as future tests are on the horizon and standards and concepts need to be met, I will create challenging, yet fun ways to build his momentum and proficiency."
"We read and discussed the remainder of chapter 3 in Of Mice and Men. I challenged the student to think about symbolism in the book. We also began studying for the English portion of the ACT. He read 2 passages and answered corresponding questions. We discussed the mechanics and rhetorical aspects of the questions being asked."
"Played a rhyming guessing game using words we have been practicing. Letter magnets and letter stamps were used to spell words. Student asked to read story aloud from Basic Reading Inventory to analyze fluency. Next, teacher helped the student with a rough draft of story. Student wanted to write about ROBLOX. Student asked to write one sentence per page and give an idea for an illustration. Completed first three pages. Final product will resemble book containing printed pictures and neat handwriting."
"The student and I continued on our usual course of reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but dedicated the last 30 minutes to essay writing at the end of the session per his family's request. Writing is his most challenging language strength, and we will dedicate a greater portion of our sessions down the road to working on it."
"The student shared her new class syllabus with me and discussed the plan for this course. We read through chapters 1-2 of Love and Hate in Jamestown, and she completed her first class assignment."