Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first portion of the session was spent helping the student to review outstanding assignments in Algebra and Science. The remainder of the session was utilized giving the student support on an upcoming PowerPoint project. Additionally, we reviewed the first scene of Act 2 for the play "Fences". The student posed questions about the characters and I offered clarification."
"We practiced identifying independent and subordinate clauses, which the student found very easy. We discussed the assigned reading (Ch. 1 of A Christmas Carol), discussing questions and identifying the characters and major plot points. We also worked on a writing assignment using pathos, ethos and logos."
"Since the student was still ahead of his class, we spent this session working on the analysis questions that he had in English class. He is currently reading Of Mice and Men. We went through the first two chapters together, before I assigned him to complete the third chapter by himself."
"The student worked on completing her winter packet. She read two stories from her winter packet reader. She answered several comprehension questions and also successfully completed an interference question. She drew an illustration about the story and wrote a summary statement. We also began working on writing a creative story including facts recalled from the reader. We will complete the story during our next scheduled session."
"I loved meeting this student! We did introductions of ourselves--what we like to do, our interests, etc. I then asked him some informal assessment questions that largely came from what we had originally been told about the academic issues--reading and spelling. In my assessment and in the follow up reading comprehension exercise, I noticed several things that we will tackle in upcoming sessions, such as inadequate use of context clues, he appears to be a phonetic speller and often gets the letters mixed up, and he may want to start keeping a reading self-reflection journal, as he already does in math. By the next tutorial session, he was asked to mark, underline, or highlight unfamiliar words in texts that he reads. We will continue focusing on the effective use of context clues, attempt to broaden his vocabulary, and zero in on spelling as well."
"We did math activities on counting-- one on counting frogs, one on shapes, and one on patterns. We also went over phonics cards for the alphabet. The student was getting confused on the letter 'p' versus 'q,' so we went over that a few times."