Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked further on the student's essay ,analyzing the content and figuring out how to organize thoughts. We also did exercises on pronouns and analyzed the book he is reading, Tuesdays with Morrie."
"We worked on the student's summer reading assignment, which included annotations in the text. We also worked on a review sheet."
"Today, we covered a hodge-podge of grammar. We reviewed commas, briefly learned how to form the most common kinds of adverbs (since she has consistently struggled to spell them), and learned the past perfect verb tense. Surprisingly, she picked up the past perfect easily, but she expressed concern that she would quickly forget it. As she returns to school and the need for proofreading skills, I'll try to fit in reviews of these concepts along the way, so that she is less likely to completely forget them."
"We went over the student's A&R homework. She got all the questions correct. I just checked her answers and only had to stop her once for adding instead of subtracting. Before continuing with math, I helped her construct her social studies essay. She still needs to complete her essay, but she definitely has a better idea on how to construct and answer the questions."
"We spent 30 minutes focusing on vocabulary, and the student has mastered two new words. We then spent the next 30 minutes reading a magazine article and working on a number of skills, including determining context, finding hyperbole from fact, and general close reading."
"The student wrote sentences for her spelling words without assistance. She then worked on her math homework, which focused on counting patterns within 1000. She had some difficulty counting by 5's and counting back but easily completed the count by 10's and 100's. I showed her the patterns, and she was able to continue. She then read Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox by Grace Maccarone, a level F reader, independently. She was able to predict as well as retell the story in her own words. She also self-corrected and used picture clues to help with unfamiliar words."