Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's new rough draft--he made significant improvements. At a certain point I realized that I was treating his essay as if it was written by a college freshman, and he would have gotten a lot of comments but also a passing grade. Impressive. He now has two research papers due in the next couple of months--one for Language Arts and one for History."
"We went over the first half of a rough draft of the student's essay and also talked through various ways of organizing her ideas around key concepts. This led to a reorganizing of the essay's main points and a new detailed outline. We will look at a rough draft on Wednesday."
"I. Review of Sight Words and -ai HW wit puzzle. II. Phonics: long a words (a_e, -ay, -ai). A. Word sort and identify spelling patterns. B. Spelling game. C. Ladder challenge to practice spelling patterns. III. Reading: Level S. A. Fluency, comprehension, and word study. IV. Editing our writing: run-on sentences. A. Review punctuation and capitalization. B. Practice editing writing. V. Math Session: double-digit multiplication and division. A. Word problem practice. B. Division instruction. HW: practice 5 new sight words and long a words by writing a sentence for each."