Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed a 'making connections' worksheet for reading comprehension. The connections we were making were text to self connections. The story he was reading was about a dog named Sparky. He was able to relate to the dogs and really liked talking about the story. He was able to answer the four questions regarding the story more easily. After finishing the connections sheet, we read the first chapter of the book and applied the 'making connections' skill learned at the start of the lesson. He did pretty well with getting through the first part of the chapter, but lost interest after about 20 minutes of reading and discussing. He did get through the chapter. Then we took the rest of the time playing the multiplication math war game. He is getting better at using techniques to find the products for the higher numbers he is still having difficulties with."
"Vocabulary: The student used a vent diagram to sort key phrases and terms regarding historical figures Susan b. Anthony and Frederick Douglas. Grammar: The student color coded subjects and predicates in five sentences. Reading and Comprehension: Student read a fiction passage about bats and owls with only one to two errors. She got three out of four comprehension answers correct. Writing: We began another opinion piece today using the county rubric for guidance."
"With the first student, we worked on some spelling and recognizing addition and subtraction signs. With the second student, we worked on multiplication with 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's and 12's, word problems, and then writing a paragraph. With the third student, we started with spelling, then, worked on some nonfiction reading."
"The primary goal of the session was to help the student study for Thursday's Math and Language Arts quizzes. We first reviewed and discussed the past graded Math homework that she had in her binder, including why she missed points and how she could avoid this in the future. One habit that she will try to form is checking off assignments in her tracker after, and only after, she fully completes them. This continued our several-session discussion about habits and discipline. We also reviewed and organized the relevant notes that she might find helpful for this open-notes Math quiz. For the Language Arts quiz, I coached her through review and study exercises online."
"The student and I worked on a worksheet for English where he had to write a poem. Then we studied for his history test for the next day. He also had a math test the next day, but he said that he understood the material, had done practice problems in class, and didn't have a study guide to complete. So, we focused our efforts on his other assignments. We used some memory devices to help him remember information for his history test. He also agreed to continue studying after I left."
"We reviewed for the student's test on systems of linear equations today - how to solve them using substitution, graphing, and elimination processes. He did some good work, I hope he does well, writes his work down instead of doing it in his head, and remembers that he does actually know how to do this math on his test tomorrow!"