Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's comprehension skills are improving by leaps and bounds. He is able to recall more of the material that he reads independently prior to our sessions together, and we're able to read through a greater number of pages during our sessions. In today's meeting, we read 10 pages of the third short story and discussed how different characters can interpret an object in a story in different ways. He said he would finish this chapter before our next session and write a summary/ personal reaction."
"Today we worked on writing the rough draft for her book report on "Brian's Winter." We made the outline into four parts: the setting, characters, plot and the student's opinion. She had already done a very brief rough draft before I arrived and we spent the lesson elaborating on this draft. She will use the chapter summaries from her notes for the "plot" section of the report. I want her to have her book report typed up by our next session on Friday so we can proofread it together."
"Today we continued the research on hedgehogs. While we did this, punctuation and grammar rules were still being applied. She found another source with great information. We worked on writing short research notes: key words and phrases. As she found information, if it answered a new question within one of her categorized topics, she'd write a new question. The questions can help her write her paper - restate the question as a statement and add the details. We started an introduction and discussed the order of the body paragraphs. Her homework is to finish the research and then complete the rough draft of the first body paragraph."
"Today we reviewed the student's writing sample about the fall of the Roman empire, while also working together to identify strengths and weaknesses. Next session we will do a quiz on world war 2 after he has completed his study note taking assignment."
"Today we discussed classroom vocabulary and useful phrases/ questions like "Can I go to the bathroom?" English can be a tricky language, especially when it comes to the irregularities of pronunciation rules and patterns. The girls are sweet, and they definitely make the effort to follow me as best as possible."
"Today, the student and I started out our session by creating a book with pictures related to the five senses. He drew something related to each of the senses and labeled each picture of his book. Next, he and I read pages from Chapter 10 of the ESL book and learned more about seeing and hearing. He and I spent the rest of our time doing workbook pages. Three of the pages were related to math and problem solving. He enjoyed working on those. Two of the pages involved matching a sentences to a picture describing the sentence. This was good practice for him. Good luck with the beginning of the school year!"