Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a reading comprehension sheet on Colonial America. I didn't tell him this when we started, but it was 2 years above his reading grade-level and he did great! We employed some of the context clues skills we learned from last week when we came across words we weren't familiar with. He also mentioned he liked mythology stories, so I'm going to try and find an adaptation of The Iliad we can read together moving forward."
"The student A and I worked through a chapter of Walk Two Moons. We discussed the events and their significance and he took notes to prepare himself for the school project. Student B and I read from a novel of her choosing. It appeared to be above grade level and I was impressed with her level of comprehension, as it contained many vocabulary words I wasn't expecting her to understand. She was very motivated and this was one of the best sessions I've had with her. Student C and I also had a great session. We played games with "large" letters I brought from home, which captured his attention for most of the session. He learned several new letters and was able to correctly identify 22 of the letters by the end of the session."
"We began by going over the student's math homework, which was a review of adding and subtracting whole numbers and fractions. She did great with adding, but she needed some guidance in knowing the difference between the amount to subtract and the difference after subtracting. We did two review problems in this area and then moved to spelling. We gathered words from a supplementary book she has at home. I taught her groups of words with similar rules, such as squeaky/scream/streak. She practiced them slowly by remembering the rules, and then I encouraged her to write them several times as fast as she could and spell them aloud as fast as she could. I gave her a post-test at the end of the session, and she aced it, including three bonus words that we had used to solidify concepts even though they weren't on her actual list."