Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This 1.5 hour session focused on helping the student prepare for her upcoming test on Conjunctions and comparing Predicates and Subjects. The first part of the session was utilized helping the student diagram sentences. The student and the tutor worked on 10 examples of sentence diagrams. The tutor also reviewed previous work that focused on diagramming sentences. The student and the tutor then reviewed subjects and predicates in sentences. The student had some difficulty identifying the types of compound sentences. The tutor clarified the two different types of compound sentences. The student reviewed extra examples of compound sentences with the tutor. The parent requested that the tutor provide extra questions for the student. This area was focused on during the session."
"During this session the student and I reviewed her work and the notes her professor wrote on the page. We went through what a thesis is and how to create a thesis for a research paper. I then helped her create her thesis and left her to get started writing the paper."
"The student and I prepared for an upcoming presentation he has in English class on the economic climate in the United States at the time of the Great Depression. We also studied for his upcoming science test on the Periodic Table."
"*Reviewed problem spelling words: shirt, please, different *Use of spelling words in sentences *Practiced letter/words sounds (spent a lot of time on this) -issues with -ck ending *Practiced filling in sentences with correct words *Activity: changed words with same endings based on clue *Practiced reading/comprehension skills *Writing prompt *Practiced spelling words missed in writing prompt Homework: *Review comments on prompt *Practiced the following words: watched, cleaned, second"
"The session went very well. After going over her vocabulary, The student and I went in depth over Jane Eyre and a variety of characters in the book in order to demonstrate their relationship to her. She seemed to have a great grasp of the plot and could articulate her points well. We will continue to work on her putting her thoughts more into writing."
"She was studying for an English quiz and needed help understanding the grammar and sentence construction. We reviewed the rules and the vocabulary, and then she did some of the exercises. I reviewed her answers and corrected as needed to help her prepare for the quiz."
"The student and I went over the requirements of his current paper. It was a 4-6 page research and report paper, and required a minimum of 5 properly cited quotes. The student worked on several transition paragraphs and edited some of his citations. He has most of the paper written, and should have no problem getting it finished by Sunday."
"The student and I worked on an interesting project on U2's song "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" today, for a unit she's doing on rhythm and language. She came up with some very good ideas about the use of images in a hypothetical music video, and what messages they would provide to match the lyrics."
"We covered long and short vowels. The student really liked using colors in her notes. She took notes using coloring pencils and I used notebook pro, my dry-erase board, and videos. I didn't leave any extra practice, but I gave her the results on the diagnostic. I am happy with the progress I'm seeing."
"Introduced and worked on the letter "Ww." Reviewed past letters. The student is doing really well with her knowledge of letter recognition and sounds."
"1. Concept Development: Knowledge of correct letter formation of first name - The student was asked to locate and trace her first name written in correct form on a piece of paper. 2. Math: - shapes recognition: different shapes were drawn on a piece of paper and the student was asked to name each one. She was able to identify triangle, square, circle, cross, heart and star easily. -number recognition: numbers 0-10 were written on paper at random and the student was asked to circle the number that is being asked. - number demonstration and counting: the student was asked to pick flower cut-outs with numbers on them. The goal was for her to be able to demonstrate the number written on each flower by putting the correct number of pictures that is being asked. She had fun counting as she sorted the pictures out one by one. 3. Reading - we sang the leapfrog letter factory alphabet song together as we pointed out the letters one by one. - letter matching: upper and lower case letters matching using flash card and clothes pins with letters 4. Fine motor: -tracing first name -picking up small objects -clothes pin manipulation : a good exercise to help develop the student's fine muscles Luke: 1. Assigned book reading (timed) 2. reading: Usage of period and question mark - distinguishing sentences that ask questions or give information - reading sentences and questions -reading questions and providing answers using own words and inventive spelling"
"Began with assigned reading passages, filled out a short assignment on the reading, and conducted a spelling test on parent-assigned words."