Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student seems to be progressing well with the ELA. Today, we went over an essay that had been assigned to him from his school in preparation of the ELA Book 3. It seems as though he has gotten the hang of brainstorming, planning, and writing as well as editing (given the time limit)."
"The student and I talked about the chapters she'd read as well as the challenging vocabulary. We read the next chapter aloud together, stopping for comprehension checks and addressing fluency as well as vocabulary."
"The student took the diagnostic test and did quite well. She took my suggestion that she make and study flashcards very seriously, and had learned a number of new words and roots since our last meeting. We will add more words to her list each week. We continued to practice math, and worked a lot on estimating and cutting down the time that it takes to choose an answer. She is accustomed to methodically calculating answers. We will meet again on Saturday."
"The student had another worksheet to do this evening that tested his ability to combine like terms and simply expressions ae will be quizzed on this tomorrow. There were 24 problems on the worksheet that he needed to complete so I proposed a challenge; I bet him that I could finish all 24 before he could finish the first four and I lost! He completed most of them and we identified some mistakes in the beginning. By the third or fourth problem, he was solving them on his own for the most part."
"The student read some grade level informational text, answered questions on author's purpose, and completed a Venn diagram. He is starting to slow down while he is reading instead of rushing through and deleting or misreading words. We will continue to work on this. He is to read a piece of text or short book and then summarize what he read for homework."
"The student and I covered the gamut of verbal questions today. We started by reviewing his sentence correction practice problems. He is aware that he could have a better handle on the tested topics, and we may run through more of those issues in upcoming sessions. We also covered some easy critical reasoning questions, which he performed well on. We then turned to the reading comprehension strategy, which he will practice tonight. We turned to some medium CR problems next, which proved a little harder for him. I think that by working together through these questions, he will see a solid application of the strategy, and see some improvement. In the last 20 minutes we covered some algebra problem solving strategies, which we will like continue tomorrow. I asked him to do a few RC passages, some algebra work, and some other practice questions in preparation for tomorrow's session."