"The student began today's tutoring lesson by completing a parts of speech worksheet. The following English terms are included on this worksheet: 1) noun, 2) adjective, 3) verb, 4) pronoun, 5) proper noun, 6) possessive noun, and 7) tense (past, present, and future). The student is nearing mastery level in this material (parts of speech). After the student completed the parts of speech worksheet, we moved on to Algebra. Specifically, the student completed page 17: "An Equation for Success." This worksheet deals with solving basic combined algebraic equations (with like terms). We worked on the 10 remaining Algebra problems together until they were all done correctly. After the student completed his Algebra work, we moved on to writing. Today, the student made a one-paragraph journal entry. Today's journal prompt / topic: "Do you think you have too many chores? If you could be the one to assign the chores in your house, what would you give yourself to do?" After the student finished writing his response to the journal prompt, he read his written answer to me aloud. He is a strong writer. He knows how to write interesting and descriptive sentences. After the student finished writing his one-paragraph journal entry, we moved on to reading. Today, the student read aloud a short, one-page story titled "Bird Garden" (p. 50 -- topic: hummingbirds). He is a very strong reader. He makes very few pronunciation errors. After the student read the one-page passage to me, he completed a page of comprehension questions (p. 51 -- related to the story he just read). The comprehension questions are to check for understanding. Does the student understand what he reads? Out of the 19 comprehension questions, the student correctly answered 18 of them (95% -- Bravo!). The student is making good progress in his Algebra and English. He is very attentive and always focused on the task at hand. Thus our tutoring session are very productive."