Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's progress with the alphabet, making sure he had a solid understanding of both upper and lower case letters before moving on to vowel sounds. I left him both times with the homework assignment to practice writing the letters of the alphabet without my example as a basis - I wanted him to be able to write it on his own. He still has some trouble distinguishing between b and d, so I am working on having him name each letter in a word before trying to pronounce it to help his understanding."
"Today we worked on having the student read. She read at a level that seemed comfortable for her. She read with confidence and used intonation properly, this is a good sign. I made memory cards with her vocabulary, and we played and also did two other activities with the words. I left them so she can continue to practice. She only has a few words she needs to focus on, quitarse and levantarse and ponerse. Overall, it was an excellent class."
"After evaluating the student's verbal reasoning abilities, I recognized the recall of supporting details as an often overlooked piece of comprehension. Based on this, we conducted a close reading of "The Count of Monte Cristo," and annotated along the way for mood, characterization, and purpose. I prompted the student to support his claims with textual evidence, using his annotations as clues and encouraging him to extract the details which contributed to his understanding. After this, we looked at the history of the text in order to discuss the text's allusions and context. Finally, we reviewed participles."