Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had our final session. We reviewed sample questions for reading comprehension on the PSAT, discussed ways to approach the questions, and then we reviewed her history text and ways to apply rhetorical reading skills there. Additionally, we went over 5 ways to avoid procrastination and we did an exercise to demonstrate the futility of multitasking. We wrapped up with a group meeting with the student, her parents, and myself."
"The student worked on a reading activity where she had to read riddles and solve a problem. She also read a page from the book she is working on, "The Little Mermaid". She was doing a great job reading. I focused on working on vocabulary and meaning with her. She also did an activity where she had to read a story and figure out what the main idea was. She did a journal writing where she wrote a couple sentences on her own as I guided her on how to elaborate. Lastly, I assessed her on number identification of numbers 11-20. She no longer finds this a challenge!"
"At this session I reviewed chapters 20-22 of The Name of This Book is Secret with Bianca. She'd read them since our last session, so we discussed how Max-Earnest knew she was in trouble and the meaning of various events in the story. I asked the student to make predictions (who the mysterious guest was going to be) and explain why she made those predictions."
"We reviewed a homework assignment I gave the student, specifically to review the regions of the U.S. We then read up on Alaska and studied the state, as Alaska and Hawaii are very different from most of the regions we'd read about. We also studied the concept of characters in stories and will be studying story elements."
"The student and I did some introductory pre-reading for "Of Mice and Men" which laid out some background regarding about the time period and the characters. We did a vocabulary exercise and a crossword puzzle to cover some vocabulary words from the first 16 pages. We then covered pre-writing, including how to construct and outline and the difference between formal and informal writing. I left him with a short formal writing assignment for next week."
"The student seemed much more engaged and worked to get his work done. He really benefits from working with a tutor as he was rather lost on his own. I thought it went well."