Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I discussed her organization skills and decided on keeping a turn-in folder that I check every session. We completed this week's math packet and also completed other unfinished packets that I found in her binder."
"This evening I worked on a project with the student. The project was to create graphs showing his data. We created a dot graph, a bar graph, and a box whisper graph. I left him with some extra work on these topics including some work dealing with money. The session went very well."
"In this evening's session, the student and I focused on one area of math, particularly the spring break math packet. We worked specifically on translations, rotations, and reflections. Using guided practice, we completed reflection, rotation, and translation practice items. The student and I discussed meta-cognitive strategies to assist with completing such items and then he completed independent tasks. To assess his acquisition of the skill, a "teach the tutor" approach was used to review the independent practice items. He was left to review the reflection and rotation task."
"We worked on preparing the student for the Language Arts portion of the practice assessment exam. He made 100's in his class this week. His teacher told him to keep doing whatever it is he is doing. He started out not even wanting to write in cursive, and now he has advanced quite a bit."
"In today's session, the student and I went over his homework. He did the math homework by himself, and then I checked it. He got all questions correct. Then, we went over his reading homework. I had him read his assignment out loud while I monitored his reading. Then, he answered all the questions with only a little help from me. Then, we read the Stuart Little book for about 10 minutes. I gave him a reading guide strip for him to keep and use with all his reading practices. It does seem to help him focus on the words and keep his place on the page. After the homework, we spent the last 20 minutes playing a reading game I created. His behavior and attention was unusually good today."
"We worked on reading comprehension and writing today. The student was able to read through the passage twice. She then answered questions about the passage. She then wrote a paragraph about pie for school tomorrow. She did a good job explaining why she has never eaten pie before."