Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had one page of math homework covering elapsed time word problems using a number line. With a little guidance, he did a good job. I found several passages online with comprehension questions. He got 89% correct answers out of 10. Answers had to be found within the text and there were a few inferential-type questions that he did pretty good with."
"We worked on writing skills. I used different tracing and drawing activities to get the student to strengthen the same motions she uses when writing. We additionally worked on the ~it word family and did a short review of the ~an word family. I am continuing to use the note cards for her power words, and she continues to improve. She is starting to try to sound out words she does not know, without any prompt from me. She is great at working independently. Overall, it was a great session, and I can really see her gaining confidence."
"After journal time, the student worked on homework. The last thing we did was go over the new vocabulary word list."
"Today's session started with reading comprehension practice. The student was able to read a passage and use context clues to determine the correct answers. We discussed the 4 questions that were missed. We spent a significant amount of time working on writing. He selected a passage and was able to develop adequate topic and closing sentences. He still needs to work on adding more ideas, but his work this week was an improvement from previous sessions. We finished off the lesson by reviewing spelling. This continues to be an area of weakness, but he does genuinely try to do his best. In future sessions we will continue to build upon those skills."
"We covered spelling words in abc order. The student read Cookie's Week by Cindy Ward independently. She then read Chimpansneeze by Aaron Zenz with assistance. We worked on reading comprehension using a language arts skill practice book. She wrote a sentence to tell the main idea of the story and described the setting. She also drew a picture of a character and described the character. We also reviewed place value. She was able to identify the correct number when given the value as well as identify the value when given a number."
"The student was very shy at first, but by the end of the hour, she seemed to really warm up to me. We spent today drawing and coloring some pictures and I read her some stories. I asked some comprehension questions as we were reading and she was able to answer them easily."