Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student got the results of his quiz back, we went over the questions he missed and I helped him complete his homework assignments."
"Practiced adjectives and adverbs. Reviewed sentence structure and drafting paragraphs. Read several short stories online."
"For this session, we mostly discussed the student's group project he is doing in school about weather. He told me that his group is doing their project on hurricanes. I asked him about his project, what they had done with it so far and about his group. I then asked him about things he and his group wanted to find out about hurricanes, and he came up with some questions to research. I used my phone to pull up a few short articles on a website about hurricanes. I had him read the articles, and then had him tell me a few facts that he learned about hurricanes from the articles, to help prepare him for conducting research and talking about his findings with others. He did well on this part of the session, though his focus overall was not his best today."
"We did listening practice and dictation, speaking (from Early Intermediate prompts to Intermediate), writing and review of past tense, speaking pronunciation and pronouncing "ed" sounds, and reading comprehension through new vocab and a preview of Chapter 1 of the ESL version of "Swiss Family Robinson.""
"We did reading comprehension practice with nonfiction passages. Using the nonfiction passages, we focused on identifying the main points, understanding new words through context, and identifying the format of a passage. We used multiple-choice questions, as well as leading questions. The student did particularly well with summarizing the both the main points of paragraphs within the passage, as well as the overall point. I left her with a worksheet with nonfiction paragraphs where she should work on identifying the main point and create a title that describes each paragraph. She should also continue her worksheet that explores character transformation in "The Good Earth.""
"We did some reading aloud to work on oral expression and then worked on 15 Greek roots to help him break down larger, more difficult words. He will continue working on reading aloud on his own and has review work for the roots. He is feeling more confident with public reading and his pauses and expression are becoming more natural."