Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The lesson focused on developing 6th and 7th grade vocabulary-including pronunciation, definition/synonyms and using writing words in context. Students worked on the first 10 words of their list. Student 1 started a poem that will include all/most of the 10 words. Student 2 also worked on prereading vocabulary (definition and writing) for an upcoming assignment."
"Reviewed a reading assignment and asked comprehension questions. Student completed series of 10 reading questions on an application. We also continued practicing a skit from Harry Potter. Student has memorized the first fives lines and is paying attention to tone. We also worked on syllables through the description of Haiku. Student was asked to create a Haiku for Mother's Day."
"The student and I completed a review of his reading assignment. He is beginning to shy away from wanting to read, so we will read some easier books. The book he just had contained some rather big words for his level! Then, we reviewed a counting worksheet from school and played some interactive reading games, which he enjoyed."
"We covered reading comprehension, more specially, how to use annotations to comprehend a passage and answer questions about the text. The student needed help most with unfamiliar vocabulary and writing complete, clear supporting sentences to back up her stated main idea. I showed her how to underline the words she doesn't know and use context clues to help figure out the words, how to write brief summaries of the paragraphs in the margins, and to write the meaning of the words above the underlined ones. I also showed her how to flip task statements and questions into complete sentences when writing her answers to these tasks, so her answers will be more focused and clear. She is a quick learner. She is eager to use higher level vocabulary in her writing and increase her reading level."
"We started yesterday's session with more logic puzzles. The student is doing better at realizing that he needs to slow down. I will be continuing this exercise with more difficult puzzles in the future. We finished up the session with reading and looking up definitions. He is becoming more eager to read."
"The student spent the majority of the session on a nonfiction selection. It was a bit challenging because there was a lot of focus on author's purpose and fact vs opinion. I am encouraging him to reread and slow down to help with comprehension. He continues to show a high level of interest and is a hard worker."