Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The session began with him practicing reading comprehension. He was able to answer literal questions correctly after reading the passage. I showed him the importance of underlining information that can help to answer each question. We also practiced how to determine which information in a passage is important. The session ended with the student and I solving customary measurement expressions."
"The student read aloud for 25 minutes. He really loves those books! He particularly likes this one because it involves the wild west. He did a good job using details when filling out his reading log. We prepared him for his math test on Friday by going through all of this unit's past homework. This unit involved measuring, so we reviewed the differences between the metric and imperial system, how many centimeters are in a meter, and how many inches are in a foot, as well as the difference between a meter and a yard. He has a firm grasp on those concepts. We also reviewed how to find the perimeter of a rectangle when only given two sides, and how to measure a curved line using yarn and a ruler. We finished by reviewing his spelling and vocabulary in preparation for those tests. My prediction is that he will do very well."
"The student worked on reading comprehension today. We read a poem and answered questions, then worked on possessive nouns. We also worked on multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit problems using traditional rather than lattice method. He worked hard today, and we covered a lot of material."
"Today, the student and I worked on her cell phone persuasive essay, which had been reviewed by her professor. We mostly made edits and elaborated on her respective points. We also went over two of her reading assignments that are due this week."
"We reviewed the "ou" note cards we made last session. We went over initial consonant sounds and some blends: sh, ch, th, wh. I had a consonant coloring worksheet for her to color while we created sentences with the sounds we discussed."
"During our session today, the student and I discussed the body paragraphs of her history paper - the economic, social and political sections. I helped her develop fluency in her writing by having her concentrate on simple sentences, synthesis of ideas from her reading and sources, re-reading, using conjunctions to show relationship, and word choice. As evidenced by her much improved writing, she is making excellent progress in internalizing many of these ideas about writing. She will complete her conclusion, then email me her first draft, which is longer and more sophisticated than examples of previous papers she has shown me. We will set up another meeting either Saturday or next week, depending on her progress."