Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
" I began the lesson by reviewing her vocabulary with her. We then discussed her previous week's assignment as well and discussed all the ways that she could improve her writing. Finally, I had her do a few practice sections and told her various strategies to improve her score."
"Having covered past, present, and future-tense conjugations, we finally decided to move on to vocabulary (speaking and spelling). I decided to break things down into different vocabulary groups including food, furniture, clothing, and geography. I then made short lists of basic terms for the student to copy, translate, and memorize."
"This 1.5 hour session focused exclusively on the student's upcoming homework assignment for the short story Rules of the Game by Amy Tan. The student and the tutor focused on 15 questions to be answered about specific events contained in the reading. During the session, the student and the tutor answered questions about how the main character interacted with her mother. Upon conclusion of the questions, the student and the tutor began examining the next assignment for writing a paragraph detailing character conflict. At this time, there are no concerns about the student's functioning. The next scheduled session is Wed. September, 10th."
"I had assigned the student some reading from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. We discussed important plot points, but the main focus was on comprehension and interpretation of Julius Caesar. By the end of the session, her understanding improved. We finished with a short reading comprehension practice set and I left her with some journal entries to complete, as well as more reading from the two texts."
"On Saturday, the student and I worked on the two essays she had written, and I scored them. She received 5/6 and I think she is truly improving. We then reviewed her modifier homework, and I think she understands the concepts. I then taught her techniques for rewriting negative writing, and we did some exercises. I left her with a set of exercises for this concept. I also left her with two essay prompts to work on. For our next meeting, I will read her essays and score them, and then I will give her a new exercise that will encourage her to build a sense of suspense in her essays."
"The student and I reviewed some of the sight words we have been working on in a simple game. Today, I brought some basic nonfiction books about animals at her request. She and I practiced reading. While we were practicing together, she did a good job decoding simple words, as well as recognizing some of her sight words in the text. Finally, we worked on number talks to practice counting strategies and simple addition sentences."