Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session focused on language arts practice and reading comprehension. Specifically, the student work toward improving his grammar usage and mechanic skills through correcting a daily practice grammar task with an emphasis on comma usage. Additionally, introductory activities was completed in preparation for our reading of the book The Hatchet. In preparation for our reading, vocabulary was reviewed for the first chapter, as well as, study questions. Chapter one was started in this session. He was left with a task that included completing the reading of chapter one and responding to study questions."
"I reviewed the writing the student did since he has been back from vacation. It is much better than when we first started. It's less choppy and more descriptive. We worked on identifying comparing and contrasting details in a short essay and he created his own list, comparing basketball to swimming. HE is ready to begin 3rd grade and he's excited about being back at school. I wish him the best of luck."
"The student and I worked on an inferencing worksheet, and we discussed what it means to visualize a story as you read and to infer. The we discussed other comprehension strategies, such as drawing conclusions and making predictions."
"Today, the student and I worked on reading fluency passage. This passage is at a 3rd grade level. He also worked on joining two sentences into one. He is also working on reading level M books independently and Level N books with me. Today we read "Grounded to Earth" which is a Level N book that I assisted him with."
"Today was my last session with this student. We finished reading Give Me Liberty and she finished up her writing assignment for her summer reading. We then used a short story to focus on some reading comprehension strategies that she can use in school. She made a great deal of progress in decoding new words and in comprehension."
"We worked on the reading comprehension section of the student's AP practice exam. As it was our first interaction, we also discussed his strengths, what he sees as his academic shortcomings, and we worked to start approaching his answering of questions with less apprehension."