Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I started the lesson by giving the student a reading comprehension practice exam. Her reading skills have improved dramatically since we have first begun tutoring and she is now adept at reading for her grade level. With just a little bit of guidance, she was able to complete her worksheet. She then moved on to her spelling and vocabulary words. The student was able to remember most of her spelling words and I was able to give her a few more to practice. Finally, I gave her a comma review, which she did very well on."
"The student and I continued working on verb conjugations. We focused on the verb "to be" and the many ways it's conjugated. She has made significant improvement."
"For our final session, we worked on test-taking skills, in preparation for the students' upcoming exam. I went over test taking strategies - how to eliminate choices in multiple choice, looking for clues in the way the question is phrased, etc. I went over 5 paragraph essay structure for an expository and persuasive essay, and had the students practice writing thesis statements and coming up with supportive argument. I also went over personal essay and narrative essay prompts, showing how the structure could be modified to fit these types of essays, and showed the students examples of essays that had been written well or poorly, using these prompts. I discussed the students' overall progress and encouraged them to take practice tests and write practice essays on their own."
"Techniques for the English language exam were practiced for reading and speech. The student took his first test a week prior and wanted to improve in the areas he felt weak on in his first tempt. I left him some exercises to continue his progress and suggested some ideas to continue practicing on his own."
"The student and I worked through the exercises I gave him a few weeks ago. We discussed parts of speech. We discussed the three business emails he sent me, going through the word choices and typographical errors that give him trouble. We went over strategies for eliminating the problem. I gave him a long term plan with an objective that was agreed upon with his supervisor at work. He is working hard to learn the parts of speech. I assigned him memorization tasks for subordinating conjunctions and asked him to keep on with his grammar book. I have no big concerns from this session. We will meet again in two weeks."
"We worked on the student's most important assignment at the moment, a project about the 1920's. It is a multi-class project and he is required to complete different tasks for different classes. For his math class, he constructed a binary tree and is required to write a paragraph about his project. We wrote the paragraph together, focusing on setting the scene and connecting thoughts within the paragraph. He is also writing a short story for the project, and we discussed his narrative plan and how he can structure the story."