Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to go over her book. We are still working on summarizing and reading at a deeper level. She definitely shows progress! Good job!"
"Focused on ELA/ Reading aspects for preparation of the Assessment Exam. The student and I read over story together. - Discussed ways to visualize the story when reading. - Asking self questions to better understand the author's theme/ purpose. - Learn how to find the meaning of words within the text. - Discussed strategies to use in reading/ ELA. Briefly went over math facts of multiplication."
"During this session, the student did her math homework (a probability exercise) and used the rest of the time to study for an English test on compound subjects, verbs, objects of the preposition, and sentences. The practice test also required her to identify the sentence category (interrogative, declarative, etc.). Initially, she seemed very confused by all of these topics. She had forgotten the definitions of the sentence categories, so we reviewed those first. Then, we went over how to identify compound subjects and compound verbs, as well as the difference between those and compound sentences. The idea that conjunctions (such as 'and') were not necessarily an indication of compound sentences was confusing for her, but we practiced different strategies for recognizing the type of compound being presented. After realizing that compound sentences had to have two subjects and function as two separate sentences, she was much more successful. We also spent a fair amount of time on compound objects of the preposition. She has generally demonstrated an aptitude for identifying prepositional phrases, but the addition of "compounds" definitely confused her. After explaining that compound OOP's simply consist of multiple OOP's after the same preposition, she was much more confident."