Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we covered the student's first reflection paper for her multicultural drama class. She was struggling with the organization of her paper. Her attitude was positive, but she had not done the pre-writing task that I had asked her to do. The skill we used was me asking her questions about the play to get her thoughts going, and then writing down her thoughts and talking about how to organize them."
"The student and I continued to review both her knowledge of vocabulary and her writing abilities. She shows a strong story-telling ability, but I'd like her to focus more on following directions + attempting to work independently as opposed to constantly checking in for help/to ensure she is right. There is something to be said for making mistakes and then learning from them. I'd like to continue working on her fear of being wrong."
"The student and I worked on his recognition of the sight words and he wrote out a few of them. We also read a new book - "M" and he wrote out all of the "m" animals and people in the book. We worked with the opposites puzzle cards and read the R2-D2 book - his favorite. We did a couple of writing-letters pages in the workbook I brought."
"Throughout this session we worked on reading comprehension skills. For the first part of the session we practiced comprehension skills using a reading passage. The passage called for the student to identify different word analysis skills, main idea, supporting details and multisyllabic words. All in all, she did very well, but had some difficulty with questions that required inferencing and drawing conclusions. These are skills that we will continue to work on. With the fictional texts, she was able to retell and discuss events that had occurred but had some trouble with making predictions as to what could happen in the rest of the chapters based on the evidence provided. We will continue to work on these skills during our next session."
"April practiced writing her full name, her alphabet chant, completed pages 6, 7 of workbook 1, her sight words: video and folder, read aloud of "Mac and Tab" followed by echoed reading, practiced segmenting words: Ham, Pan, Tab, Mac, and completed her journal entry. She was left with "Mac and Tab" to practice her reading independently. She is starting to sound out words using her alphabet sounds."
"During the session, the student and I worked on a review of his homework in addition to beginning work on second-grade mathematics concepts. The student completed homework in math, looking at subtracting and adding numbers between 10-20 and adding with three digits. Furthermore, he formed sentences out of his spelling words to help him contextualize the words. He was able to complete all these assignments with great ease and needs little help to complete the assignments. After the completion of his homework, I rewarded him with a coloring page that prompted him to connect the dots using skip counting by 2s - something that I hope will enable him to begin learning basic multiplication and division for next year."