Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He read his spelling words three times each perfectly. He wrote a sentence for three of the spelling words and learned the difference between the words "there" and "their." He then had 60 addition problems to complete with a sum up to 20. He did these super fast and didn't use the count up strategy. He did great. He then had subtraction to do up to 20 and had to fill in the missing numbers. He had some difficulty when the numbers were in different spots. I showed him another strategy on how solve the subtraction or addition with or without missing numbers counting up with the bigger number. Then, I tested him using the formal reading assessment, Developmental Reading Assessment, and he is on a level I or number wise 16. Level I is the very last level of first grade which is where he is suppose to be since its only the 3rd week of school. I showed him how to do carrying with addition. So he was solving double digit addition with carrying with the ones column adding up to 10 and 11. He got the ones column up to 10 perfect."
"Tonight we covered spelling patterns for the student's test tomorrow and science (homework) and paragraph writing."
"We went over Math, Reading, and Writing. We worked on blended sounds, vowel sounds with flashcards, and the book."
"This was our first session and we focused on the student's organization and study habits so that I could get an idea of how I would be able to assist him. We went over what classes he has, his notebook and folders for each class, and then discussed how he studies for tests. We are planning on meeting up at the beginning of each week to recap the previous week and make sure everything is organized and ready to go for the current school week."
"We spent today ensuring that the student had access to all of the materials she needed to complete her work on time. We reset her d2l notifications so she'll get an email whenever her professors update her course sites. We reviewed upcoming assignments in her classes and downloaded the materials she'll need. I also worked with her on the short response paper she has to write and we came up with an outline. Finally, I told her about audiobooks so she can listen to Candide if she can't get her school text to work. Next time we meet we'll edit that response paper and make sure she's still on track with her assignments for the week."
"The student and I worked together to ensure that all of his binders and notebooks are organized. He is having trouble remembering his planner since he is switching A day and B day backpacks. I am brainstorming a solution to this. We worked on completing some class assignments and he has a good grasp on what he has left to complete for the week."