Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student 1 and I covered reading comprehension in detail during our session. His teacher requires that he read a chapter book in increments daily, so we have started reading one of his favorite series, the Hunger Games. The words are a bit advanced at times, but we have made sure to add any word that seemed complicated to pronounce or understand to a word list for him to review in order to increase his vocabulary and become better familiarized with complicated pronunciations. He had a difficult time sounding out long words and still maintaining the meaning of a sentence after the struggle to read it. We've worked on our word list and repeat paragraphs to make sure that we understand everything that's going on. I've asked him to read up to chapter 2 before I see him on Wednesday, so that we can discuss the plot and share his word list. Student 2 and I covered Roman numerals and started doing multiplication tables for the number 4. She was really excited to let me know that she had taken her multiplication test on 3 the weeks before and passed on to the 4's! I was very proud of her! Both students were very positive and worked very well through their sessions and Student 1 got some of his homework done as well, it was a productive meeting!"
"Today we continued in the two workbooks I suggested for the student. We reviewed the vocab words from last time, and started a new lesson. In her grammar book, she seems to be doing really well with understanding how to change up sentence structure to make paragraphs sound more interesting and less monotonous. She is doing really well and moving at a great pace."
"One of the areas that we covered was the listening skills and then writing his interpretation of the material in a paragraph. We then covered how he will organize his thoughts on the topic that we covered and the materials that can be used to construct a short topic phrase outline. We then covered how to create sentences from the short topic phrases for a five paragraph essay. We then covered the writing components of paragraph construction for essays. This includes the introduction paragraph, text paragraphs, and the conclusion that summarizes all of the pertinent information covered in the text."
"Today the student and I worked on questions from a previous test. We rewrote the questions and practiced rephrasing a question and using evidence from the test. We also looked at poems he had to read and reviewed comparing and contrasting. He has become a lot better in writing neatly, and he practiced his handwriting as well."
"Today I assessed the student to determine her reading level. Her independent reading level is between 5th-6th grade and her instructional level is between 6th-7th grade. We picked out a book at the library and started reading. After every chapter we wrote key details so that she could practice making notes to help with her reading comprehension."
"Today the student and I covered word pronunciation and word meaning of words he has difficulty with. He was eager at the beginning of the lesson, but by the end of the lesson I could see that he was experiencing some difficulty with the words. I included creative sentences that used the words he has trouble pronouncing and understanding the meaning. I created songs and played songs with these specific words in the song to help him hear the pronunciation of the word, and see how these words can be used in different contexts. I left him with extra practice. Wins from this session were that he was able to verbally tell me when the lesson became too difficult, and he asked me to do something different. His speech is improving daily."