Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on Macbeth today. We worked together to write the first half an essay about the relationship between Macbeth and Nature. We then began to read Act III since he needed some examples from that act for his essay."
"The student worked well today. First, he completed a vocabulary activity, which incorporated several words from all of his new words lists introduced over the past couple of months. He was asked questions that related the words to each other, prompting him to understand the definitions of each word and explain their use in context. For example, with the words "monarch," and "revert," I asked him "How could a monarch revert to a commoner?" He was able to correctly recall all but 2 of the 14 words presented, and he was also able to provide logical explanations for his answers. We also continued to work on parts of speech. I taught him a rhyme to help him with these, and we played a few rounds of a game to help him with his parts of speech. The student showed marked improvement from Wednesday, in his ability to identify which words belonged to which category."
"I started the session off by giving the student a practice spelling test. She got all ten words correct. Next, I had her make a sentence for each spelling word and dictate it to me so that I could write it down. After I wrote each sentence, I showed it to her and had her read it back to me. We read two new books together, "The Mitten" and "Stellaluna." As in previous sessions, I had the student read words in the story that she was familiar with. She completed a worksheet in which there were groups of words listed and she had to select the word that didn't belong either because of the sound or the subject of the word. She did very well with this. Next, she played teacher again. I had her create addition problems and I, the student, had to solve them. She had to grade my work and tell me if I got the problems correct. Sometimes I would get the problem wrong on purpose to see if she could pick up on my errors. I would then tell her if she was right or wrong. She loves playing teacher. It is a fun way for her to practice her math. She got a math test back and received a 20 out of 24. Good job!"