Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed independent and dependent clauses as well as capitalization. We also reviewed the six points of effective test-taking skills from the flap of the book her dad purchased. I included additional strategies for test taking. Her dad wants to use this book as primary source of learning and review. I assigned her the next chapter."
"We worked on essay writing format, organization, and strategies. I assigned homework, a similar short essay to look over next week. We also worked on reading. We used academic texts from TOEFL. We started with understanding structure by reading the first sentence of each paragraph and deciding on the topic of the paragraph. I think the student enjoyed it."
"The student and I continued to joint-read 'Harry Potter' today. We got through twice as many pages during this session as last time, which I would attribute to his growing familiarity with the book's prose style and the story becoming more interesting for him."
"Today, the student and I worked on study and organization, grammar mechanics, and reading vocabulary. I reviewed and organized the February book response project with him. The organization of the project included specific timelines for completion. These timelines were selected by the student. Then we reviewed skills such as subject and object pronouns, similes and metaphors, and correcting grammar errors in sentences. For reading comprehension, we worked on vocabulary and previewed for an upcoming session reading."
"The student and I went over homework I had assigned for him on appositive activity. I provided him with a persuasive writing prompt: Which is your favorite video game, and why? He chose to write about Minecraft. I had him brainstormed reasons. I supported him as he created an outline for his paragraph. We didn't get to convert the outline into a paragraph. We will leave that for our next session."
"The student worked on ten math worksheets before I got there this evening. And I am super proud of him! He got his progress report back, and received all A's! We worked on synonyms and antonyms, prefix and suffix, editing and proofreading (grammar), and reading comprehension today. He tends to mumble while he speaks, so I am trying to encourage him to speak confidently and clearly. I am very pleased with his progress and know he is way above his grade level, which is excellent!"