Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did another grammar assessment today. He knows that he needs to work on subject/ verb agreement, adverbs/ adjective choice, subject/ object choice, and commas. We agreed that exercises like this will continue to help. He also studied a little bit of his mythology with me. There wasn't a whole lot I needed to do there. He's fine on that."
"Student 1 continues to work on and is doing well at calculating the volume of a three dimensional shape. She is gaining confidence in her ability in math. Student 2 continues to work on multiplication."
"Today was my first session with the student and she did very well. We began practicing with word problems. It wasn't just forming the equation, but understanding the concept of the problem. Then we went to practicing her spelling practice sheet from school where she would not only try to spell the word, but we would go over their meanings. She also showed me some of her schoolwork, mainly a poem she wrote, and then we did some verbal exercises. Next session we will focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension."
"I pressed forward and found some Algebra material that the student had not learned yet-- absolute value functions. I had him simplify expressions, graph the functions, and finally identify an equation based on a graph. He picked up all the material very quickly."
"We reviewed the letters the student had learned with the lively letters. He kind of did a disco version of the letters. Then I had him build words with the short a sound using the consonants we had focused on. Then we read three books: two aa books and a Bob book. We worked on numbers as well, practicing counting and writing the numbers. The first worksheet he reversed his seven, the second he completed independently without any correction. I still have to stop him from making his numbers and letters from the bottom, but he writes his name beautifully, with consistent letter size and formation. I have a special "writing page" with a graphic of an ornate picture frame and primary lines for writing. He drew a picture of a "Mini-Van Truck" at a demolition derby and dictated a sentence. I wrote a model and he copied it. He was very pleased with himself (though not as pleased as his father)."
"I helped the student read two chapters of his book and come up with discussion questions and answers for those chapters. We also checked in about any long term assignments, and he told me that he felt he did well on his social studies test."