Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In Algebra 2, we went over chapter 8.1-8.3 and homework questions. In English, we went over how to write an essay with planning."
"Our session was entirely about prepping for an English test focused on poetry terms, key poems and their meaning, and a little about the lives of the poets."
"The student worked on Independent Writing Assignment 2, which was a prompt regarding the benefit of having a job you love, rather than a job that earns a lot of money. The assignment is due in a few weeks."
"Tonight we reviewed Chapter 2 of the student's summer reading book assignment. We also continued reading fluency phrases. The student made great progress in his words per minute rate. He improved from 91 WPM to 108 WPM. We also worked on pre-reading strategies and using text features to help us understand a nonfiction text. The student has a great attitude. The student's primary struggle is reading familiar words aloud correctly and with automaticity. We will continue to work on this next session."
"The student and did a close reading of Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery." I asked him to make inferences and observations and then tell me which textual details led him to those conclusions. He did a good job of visualizing the scenery and action in the story. He picked up details and stayed engaged. Next time, I would like to try some short and very specific rhetorical exercises that use modeling sentences, which he has to use to write his own sentences of identical rhetorical structure."
"In my first session with the student today, we began by sharing our interests. Then I had the student do a writing sample about himself so I could get an idea of his writing level. I also had the common sight words on cards which the student read with almost no errors. Since spelling is a priority, I gave him a pretest on his school assigned spelling words and then we went over the words he missed, identifying the errors he is making. All of the words contained silent letters of the "ght" pattern. We discussed word meanings, homophones, and multi-meaning words as we went over the entire list. Then we worked on his spelling homework, completing words with missing letters and completing a story with missing words. The student was very focused and motivated as we worked."