Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered grammar - specifically capitalization and specific rules. We also went over vocabulary words and definitions. The student was not struggling at all; she seemed at ease with the content. I left her with a literature story to read and answer questions. No concerns"
"We organized the HW of the week. We will be working on a short story on Thursday. I informed him of the assignment that was posted on the online portal. He read more pages on the Canterbury tales book."
"The student reads at 165 wpm. My research shows he should be closer to 220 wpm. We set a goal for him to read 220 wpm by New Year's Day by increasing his speed by 3 wpm per week. For now, he's going to read 10 minutes each day on his own, eventually building to more. We also identified some weakness in inferences and drawing conclusions, and we're building vocabulary."
"They continued to read "The Wizard of Oz." This is a difficult book and they show an appropriate level of comprehension. They do very well recalling facts from the text."
"On Sunday with the student we worked on completing her Language Art Unit, which required doing some poetry reading and response questions, writing a short poem about a dream of hers, and reading a short story. She is going to work on the reading and notes for the next units of Science and Math, and we will work on her Science work when we meet on Tuesday."
"Met for the first time. We met in his home. We had some moments of getting to know each other, and then I had the student to read aloud. It was an urban text that he was reading from the library. We then talked about the main idea and then solidified a meeting place afterwards."
"Reviewed the student's computer class project on Fonts and Typography, she explained to me what she thought the assignment was and I gave her my thoughts and suggestions. The student's social studies teacher sent the book home for reference. We discussed note taking strategies. We reviewed Chapter 1 and 6 and I explained the differences in pre-reading, reading, summarizing, and note-taking to the student. We practiced taking notes on Chapter 1 and discussed what good notes should look like. We also discussed the Chapter book that she is reading. She had begun to work on her graphic organizer to help her with comprehension of the story. She did an excellent job. I assigned the student the task of continuing to read her book and she was also instructed to take notes on Chapter 6."
"Today we covered numerous readings, discussed them and took notes. We started with "Dear Alphonse" then a chapter on the Arab Empire and finished with an article on brain power."
"This session primarily focused on English but we also covered a small amount of science and math. In English, we went through the majority of the assignment "The Last Dog", with the remainder of the reading and questions being homework. In science, we continued to study the first aid topics. After ending with a brief discussion over the recently completed section two of math, I assigned the student homework to review the section. He is doing well."
"The student and I worked on reading and interpretation of the assigned book, including answering questions, analyzing the historical context and significance of the words in the text, interpretation of character motives, and more. We then read over and reviewed material for his history course, using kinetic memory cues."
"Once again, the student read passages from the books his mother bought for him, and he answered questions that aligned with each passage. Rather than simply reading and answering questions, he underlines significant parts of each passage so that he is actively reading. The student did exceptionally well yesterday, and did not get a single question incorrect."
"Today we did two things. We went through a series of worksheets I had brought on homophones (too, two, to, you're, your, etc.). We then did a reading handout. He did very well on the reading handout. He is getting more comfortable with them."