Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on reviewing grammar for the student's English final, covering different types of clauses and tenses."
"Today the student and I worked on grammar more basic grammar principals. We covered interrogative and demonstrative pronouns as the last of our pronoun lessons. She recalled the pronoun lessons from last session very well, and she only missed one question on the worksheet when asked to pick between "who" and "whom." We then moved on to covering different types of adjectives and articles. She did a great job with the adjectives. We also did adverbs, which she remembered quite well from one of our first sessions. She only had a couple of issues with comparative and superlative adverbs in that she changed the adverb back to an adjective in the last example. After talking about it and working through the sentence, though, she realized the difference between saying slower and more slowly. We also went over how to spot and avoid double negatives. She was excited about this because she could relate it to her favorite movie, and she did a good job working through the problems. We finished with a brief review of prepositions and prepositional phrases. These she did well with, but she definitely needed the review."
"We went over prepositions, indirect objects, objects, predicate, and other sentence pieces. The student struggled at first, but learned them quickly. I assigned her an SAT practice test for next time."
"Today the student and I practiced his spelling and vocabulary for understanding. We completed vocabulary understanding assignments online. We concluded our session by reading two graphic novels."
"Today, the student read "Goldilocks and the Other Three Bears." This is a level I book, and he did fantastically reading it. He was trying to read with varying voices, as he has heard others do, and was pausing for effect during the story. He answered the comprehension questions correctly and was laughing at the pictures. It was great to see him so engaged in the story. For multiplication, we worked on a lesson and then practiced listing multiples for numbers 1-6. I then introduced him to the Crazy Taxi game online, which practices quickly identifying multiples in a fast-paced game. We added this to the list of games he should do to practice math. He reread the garden story and almost cut his time in half tonight. He was focused and excited to have another chance to improve. We practiced words with -ing as well as vocabulary matching."
"We started with the language arts sheet, on which the student wrote 10 pairs of synonyms and 10 pairs of antonyms. Then he did his math homework. We also continued drawing for the social studies projects. All that is left is for him to finish coloring at home."