Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We used all of the student's spelling words in sentences. Per a recent evaluation we are working on making more descriptive and varied sentences. For math we concentrated on reading word problems and deciding if it was addition or subtraction, writing the correct math sentence and solving. She did very well in all her work."
"Tonight we read some poems and worked on understanding how poetry is different than a normal story and to learn about the figurative language. The student did a great job with this even though some of the words were difficult for her. I explained that in poetry, sometimes poets use parts of words and are creative in their writing. Poets are trying to get us to feel something in their writing. We will touch base about meeting next week."
"The student started with her math homework, which had to do with clocks and telling time. Then we read, half the time from a book from school, and half the time from Captain Underpants. She was very engaged in the books. We finished with word study sentences. We made new sentences from last week's words."
"The student had to write an expository paragraph. We talked a lot about the structure of these paragraphs. The twins have been taught a certain method that I think works really well for them. Student 1 wrote his essay on the things he's grateful for. He did a good job, and we reviewed the mistakes he made so that next time he will do better. Student 2 worked on putting her spelling words into alphabetical order. We finished up with a writing assignment- I asked the twins to write an expository paragraph on the best trip they've ever gone on. They were assigned to complete this before our next session."
"Today, we worked on the student's math homework, which was about line plots. Then, we did the written portions of a religion poster. Next, we worked on an acorn project about changes that occur in fall. The last thing we worked on was a web sheet about worms. All that was left for him to work on at home was coloring and gluing."
"In our session today, we covered phonics, specifically working on word study vowels with r. After our mini lesson on word study, I introduced a new book to the student called "Annie Makes a Change." The book is on the second grade level. She was very enthusiastic about reading the book. She was engaged and attentive throughout the lesson. My focus of the lesson was to use the word pattern vowel with r while reading and translate it to reading. I left her with an extra book to read from that includes nonfiction text features that will help with vocabulary and comprehension. We will continue to read in the books in the following sessions."