Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent time working on the final draft of the story we wrote together. This has been a good exercise of writing and grammar."
"The student and I drilled vocabulary lessons today, we practiced using context clues for fill in the blank style questions and I linked this to her SAT next year as a way to teach those skills. We practiced ways to think about synonyms and antonyms as well."
"The student and I had a great session talking about writing. The student performed extremely well on his last paper. We spent time developing a process by which the student could arrive at the same excellent result on his own. We discussed four basic stages, divided into steps: planning, first draft, first round of revisions, second round of revisions, and final draft. The student seemed considerably more comfortable with the process once we broke it down into stages -- he commented that this now paper-writing seemed like a much more doable task. We'll practice going through these stages for his next paper. We spent the end of the section going over the paper. I also wrote everything down so the student has a record of the topics we discussed!"
"With the student yesterday, I selected the poem 'The Wind' from a website, and worked with her to memorize it. She was able to remember how the poem went, but had some difficulty in reciting it. She is progressing admirably but needs to build her confidence by demonstrating her abilities. We will continue to work on this."
"The student worked very hard today on a wide variety of materials. We started with a game of matching synonyms and antonyms. She was not only successful at word attack, but she was able to use the new vocabulary in meaningful sentences. She read a selection and followed up with phonics skills and comprehension questions. She is also much more confident in her coin counting skills. We counted coins to over one dollar and then identified less than and greater than. Overall, this was a great session."
"We wrote words that rhyme with mouse, fox, and goat. We colored the keys on a keyboard that spelled the student's favorite sight word. We worked on yes and no questions and he had to write the answer. We worked on counting by tens, which is still very difficult for him, but he was able to do it. We worked on colors and shapes. I chunked our time to help him stay on task."