Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered declarative, interrogative and exclamatory sentences. The student was able to label sentences appropriately as well as put the correct punctuation at the end of each sentence. He also read all directions aloud as well as all the sentences."
"Both students completed a practice test in 6th grade Language Arts this session. The first student got 70% of the answers correct and the second student got 85% of the answers correct. They need help with test-taking skills, especially with how to work slowly and carefully on the test. The most difficult section for both students was the vocabulary section. We will practice strategies for guessing the meaning of words based on context and work with common types of vocabulary questions next week to follow-up. They finished reading "The Wizard of Oz," this session. They showed a grade-level appropriate level of comprehension of this difficult text."
"Had the student read aloud. Then we looked at a video on literature and summarized the main idea and details. We ended the session looking at seventh-grade words and had him to recite them and even break the words down."
"The student and I worked extensively on reviewing Chapters 1-2 for her state history class. I am working with her on proper note taking and reading comprehension. We reviewed her chapter book that she is reading and discussed her reading so far. She was assigned to read Chapter 6 in her history book and take notes according to our lesson."
"The student and I began the session by practicing vocabulary words using cloze passages, definition sentences, synonyms and antonyms, and verbal practice. We then reviewed parts of cells, cell theory, organelle names and functions, differences between different types of cells, and the history of the development of cell theory using slides and flash cards. He had a great session, got super excited, and was on point for the entire time."
"I was able to find a released test covering fifth grade reading from the state, so I gave the first story and its seven questions for the student to go over. We discussed the story and went in depth for each questions and its answers. I did not see any grades. We discussed reading comprehension and I encouraged him to keep reading on his own time and to write down any words he has trouble with or anything he doesn't understand."
"The student each completed a reading comprehension assessment online. I worked with one student on one of the essays from the assessment, including handwriting, grammar and complete sentences, and structure. He will continue working on writing so that his skills match his reading level. The other student will practice writing complete sentences when answering essay questions. He analyzed the reading thoroughly to help him understand one of the multiple choice questions. We discussed books for them to read."
"Introductory session with the student. Evaluated reading capabilities through several online reading exercises. Gauged reading comprehension both to self and out loud."
"Today the student and I reviewed his social studies homework. He was assigned to read the sections on the development of the West African culture and write five questions about the reading. He completed the homework."
"Synonyms, sentence completions, reading comprehension. The student is very bright. We just need to work to drill some extra vocabulary and to develop a good procedure for answering sentence completion and synonym questions."
"The student read passages from two reading comprehension books, and he answered the questions that followed for each passage. While reading, he put asterisks beside significant parts of the passage; that way, he would be actively reading, as well as easily finding answers."
"Today we began the lesson by reviewing grammar. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the student remembered and positively discerned adjectives from adverbs. I know he learned these things last year but I thought it would be good to review this particularly difficult part of speech (nouns, verbs were easy). We spent the first half hour on that before we transitioned to reading."