Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student asked me questions for an education survey which was straightforward enough. In addition we studied for a roots quiz (root words) and the student did great. I learned that the student got an A on his latest math test and has straight A's in all of his classes. I couldn't be happier. He is doing extremely well and is on the fast track to success in middle school and later high school."
"Today we reviewed the rough draft of a descriptive essay prompt. We went over the essential steps for writing an essay, and taught him how to use a graphic organizer to write down the ideas. Furthermore, the student was able to work on basic grammar concepts like nouns, proper nouns, regular, and irregular nouns. He was assigned homework on these concepts and asked to revise his rough draft."
"The student and I covered writing fluency, the writing process, and writing organization. He has trouble putting his ideas together to make his writing fluid. I showed him how to organize his ideas by making a writing outline. He tries hard and always has a positive attitude."
"We covered how to break writing research papers down into smaller parts, and how to organize those parts by ideas. Some of the strategies we talked about were to break the paper into parts, to worry about organizing ideas at first and then work on proper formatting later, and we discussed the importance of multiple drafts. She is going to write some of the paper before we meet again. She has a clear plan of action going forward."
"The student had several problems where he had to find the area of a given shape, using the base and height. He knew the formula pretty well, though we needed to review how to multiply fractions. We used the I Do, We Do, You Do instruction method, and ended with him walking me through an entire problem on his own. We then focused on comprehension. I brought several short passages with short-answer and multiple choice questions. He got to choose which to read. He wrote his answers in complete sentences, and we checked for spelling and grammatical mistakes. To wrap up, he completed a worksheet where he was provided with an effect, and he needed to determine the cause. He needed a little help with 1-2 of the scenarios, but he did the rest perfectly well, and stayed focused the entire session."
"The student and I worked on short o and short a words after reviewing the letters he also knows. We played a word sort three letter game with three letter closed syllable words (i.e., hop, pop, not, etc.) and read a Reading a-z short o decodable book. He also read a "Bob" book that we tried last week, with much more success. He is remembering sight vocabulary and using his decoding skills to decode new and unfamiliar words. He did 2 worksheets independently, where he identified the words with the short o sound. We also did some math and counting activities, and he is consistently making his numbers correctly without confusing directionality."