Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did very well today again! We worked on three math pages that are due tomorrow. She still struggles a little bit trying to find the area. She understood a little better by the time we were done with the worksheets, but I think we will practice a little more. She often tried to add when she needed to multiply or divide. We will keep practicing this until she understands fully! We also practiced spelling words, and she knows them perfectly for her test tomorrow! She is doing very well during our sessions, and I think she is better understanding reading material!"
"We practiced printing "m's" and starting the line at the top, then the bottom of the space. The student is displaying very good control. We then reviewed the early level reading books "Jump" and "Hop on Pop." We finished with a read-aloud."
"We worked on her spelling words and wrote sentences with them. She's improved a lot and only makes very few spelling errors. We then went over telling time and she's also very good at that. We also worked on counting by 5's and 2's. I had her write them in different colors so she practices with her visual memory. Lastly, we went over a couple of pages in her workbook. She was doing very well today!"
"The student continues to work hard on her reading abilities. She began with writing her alphabet and then worked on her phonics cards. She showed a special interest in the letter "w" and the sounds made by "w". We worked on a multitude of words and incorporated coloring words represented by the letter "w". Instead of reading a book about Koalas and one about kangaroos, she wanted to read her own book. She brought down her level 2 book and finished reading the entire book out loud. She remains very enthusiastic and uses her ability to memorize when she reads. Excellent session."
"We read a non-fiction story on how octopuses protect themselves from predators and the student really enjoyed the story. He was able to finish the questions at the end without any problems. We reviewed some of the spelling words he was unfamiliar with during the reading. I will be emailing him a story to read in between today and Wednesday."
"The student and I discussed her grades and her upcoming work. She said she had an 89 in English and an A in geography. She said she has a project coming up in which she must read a book for geography class and then complete a major project based on the book, which is about a boy from Northern Africa, who was forced to be a child soldier and then escaped. There are three options for the project and she said she will complete the first option, which is to write a paper from a journalist's perspective, interviewing the former child soldier. She had already started reading the book, so she was ahead of the game. She then worked on reading comprehension using an online tool for the remainder of the session."
"Tonight I went over each letter of the alphabet to assess letter recognition and letter sounds. I had each of the boys trace upper and lower case A in sand for texture, stamp the letter A, think of things that begin with the letter A, and practice writing the letter A on paper. Student 1 was a little less certain with letter recognition than Student 2, but both boys worked very hard and seemed to have a good time."
"Today we worked on reading content material from social studies and science. We practiced sourcing historical documents. We also learned to identify the meaning of words from context clues. We did work on vocabulary lessons from school as well."
"Reading Concepts: identify first letter and first letter sounds, use phonics short e, soft g, k to sound out words, place small letters in alphabetical order, place capital letters in alphabetical order, copy small letters, using context match words to definitions to clarify meaning, identify facts, place events in sequence."
"This was the first session after break, so much of it was spent reviewing. In addition to review, we worked on the sounds of both long and short i words. We also continued to work on correct letter formation and handwriting."
"This session was devoted to helping the student increase his reading skills. In order to meet a reading goal, he chose one of the books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I have definitely seen progress with his reading. When he reads unfamiliar terms or phrases, he always stops and asks for the definition so that he can gain an understanding of the text. That is a great quality."
"First student: We reviewed colonial professions and discussed the history of colonial America. I was provided a worksheet that he had partially finished and we worked together to complete information about colonial America. I made a map of colonial America and helped him identify the locations on the map. Second student: We began to read the Jason and the Argonauts myth and read a bit about fairies and fairy tales. We concluded by reviewing ways of growing one's money."