Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered chapters 1-4 in "Bridge to Terabithia." We started by going through her character maps that she had created while she was reading. Along with reading the chapters, I instructed her to write a 5 sentence summary of each chapter. I assigned this in hopes that it will make her pay more attention to what she is reading and will be able to apply her critical thinking skills. In future sessions I want to do critical thinking exercises."
"The primary focus for the student was on her language arts coursework: she practiced pronunciation, spelling of her vocabulary words; determined their definitions through understanding the negating prefixes: il-, in-, ir-, dis-, etc.; and worked through her homework and began phonics with short and long vowels. She will complete a worksheet I gave her. We also reviewed her multiplication problems in math, and discussed multiplication and division fact families. She worked on her Chap 3 input/output function math problems. We then reviewed math problems and solving for x algebra equations from her previous chapter work. We previewed her homework and worked on ways to approach the problems, including writing a the word statement of a rule and translating this into a number sentence."
"We practiced rhetorical vocabulary, some critical reading and writing about critical reading, and worked on synonyms for overused words that she can employ in her writing. I left her an assignment to write a short report on her reading and to find more synonyms for typical words, to practice skills in researching using a thesaurus."
"The session begin with a review of her homework. Next, we practiced th- tongue twisters. Then, we moved on to practice homonyms, homographs, and homophones. We ended the session by practicing listening skills based on a movie clip."
"Today we practiced writing some letters. We talked about uppercase and lowercase letters and played a memory game with the flashcards."
"The student practiced her sight words. She practiced her rhyming and sounding out three letter word blends. She practiced writing her full name. She practiced writing out and sounding out the letter /Ll/ and /Mm/. She cut out rhyming cards and started a sheet of writing down new rhyming words- she completed 1-5 and 6-10 was left as a practice. She started her writing journal today. She was left with sheets to practice her name as well as a story to identify sight words."