Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began today's tutoring session by reviewing his first assessment. Specifically, we reviewed Section #1, Verbal Reasoning, and Section #2, Quantitative Reasoning. We only went over the questions that the student got wrong on these two sections. Following the practice test review, we focused on vocabulary development. We are continuing to use a vocabulary cartoon book. We began with a Chapter 8 Retake Quiz. He correctly defined 8 of the 10 vocabulary words (80%). We reviewed the 10 new vocabulary words in Chapter 9. Following the chapter review, he took a 20 question quiz. He got 19 out of the 20 questions correct (95%). We concluded today's tutoring session by reviewing the 10 new vocabulary words in Chapter 10, following the review of the chapter. He took a 20 question quiz to check for understanding. On the Chapter 10 Quiz, he got all 20 questions correct (100%). He is a very bright student. He is always very attentive and focused on the task at hand, thus our tutoring sessions are always very productive."
"We reviewed parts of speech, dangling modifiers, rewriting of sentence level and paragraph level grammatical errors. The student has improved identification of word choice (there vs. their vs. they're) by 90% independently. He has improved identification and discrimination between adverbs and adjectives to about 80% accuracy."
"We reviewed some major themes in "A Man of the People"--many of which we also went over on Friday. We found examples for each, and also formulated a test strategy of spending no more than 15 minutes per question so as to leave time to be able to cover the whole test."
"The student was on fire today! We began with a letter name minute drill. She did very well. No b - d or c - s confusion. Then we reviewed some sight words and I am very happy to report that we added 'see' and 'the' to the sight words she can identify. Next, we completed a worksheet where she colored the pictures that begin with the letter s. I took it a step above by having her write the word beneath the pictures, as I spelled the word aloud. We reviewed sight words again the moved on to number identification. I placed small flash cards face down, on the desk, and asked her to tell me the number she sees on the front. She easily identified numbers 1 through 10 and was able to place them in numerical order. We repeated the process with numbers 11 through 20."
"We went through a phonics lesson and spent a little time looking at the student's spelling list for this week. She works really hard and an 80 on a spelling list of long vowel words using many different rules is quite challenging. She's actually making good progress."
"We reviewed the letters A-L and practiced sounding out short words (dig, cab, bag). The student needed help with recognizing the letters H and F by sight, although he did recall their sounds. He was exuberant throughout, but loses focus frequently. We interspersed breaks throughout to help him stay enthused. I asked his parents to continue working on A-L. He was so excited to be able to read words based on the letters he's reviewed. Big win!"