Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished up the student's last session with some work in cursive and played a phonics game. I've enjoyed working with him!"
"The student and I started out discussing his spelling from this week. We then went on to start studying the words for this next week. We talked about how he should look at the things around him (i.e. lettuce) and see how they are spelled so he remembers them better. We then had him read the next 2 chapters in the Magic Tree House. He seems excited to find out what is happening next. I asked him to read 2 more chapters before our next session on Wednesday. I told him he should read one during the weekend."
"The student is reading the historical fiction book Johnny Tremaine for class (set in Boston during the American Revolution). We re-read aloud 3 chapters, pausing periodically to review and summarize the content. Then we used this to answer homework questions about those chapters."
"I began today's session with a mini-lesson on the present perfect continuous, in contrast with the past perfect continuous. After that, I had the student read an article from "The New York Times" aloud. Before the read-aloud, we reviewed his problem areas so he'd know what I'd be listening for: (1) contractions; (2) words that end with -ed; (3) the R sound; and (4) the possessive form. Today, the student made four errors with words that end with -ed, but we added them to his list and reviewed them. In spite of these errors, he has greatly improved. He read all of the contractions and nouns in the possessive form correctly. Moreover, he self-corrected three errors on words that end with -ed. After the read aloud, we did targeted pronunciation practice on the R sound and on the lengthy list we have created and labeled "soundcheck." Following that activity, we also reviewed the past tense of irregular verbs. Of the 12 verbs we covered today, he only missed 4, which we will review on Friday."
"I covered the concept of identifying the multiplicity of zero in various types of polynomials. The student continues to express an interest in wanting to understand the material. I introduced a strategy for the above concept that will prove to assist in his understanding."
"I did a review on parts of speech, verb tenses, as well as infinitives and gerunds. After some practice, the student's knowledge was reactivated. We moved on to practice noun and verb agreement. I left him with some practice activities requiring him to match modifiers, i.e. nouns to adjectives and verbs to adverbs."