Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on both reading and math during this lesson. We reviewed his math homework, which focused on adding money. I gave him additional practice with regrouping that he successfully completed. We reviewed inferences and cause and effect and completed quick activities with these lessons. We also worked on his fluency and comprehension, and he achieved 104 wpm on a 3rd grade reading passage. This lesson, I also introduced him to compare and contrast, which we will continue to build on in the next lesson."
"We discussed trade and farming in ancient Greece. We also went over the introduction of the speech the student is expected to recite at the end of the month. I also got a baseline writing sample from her to evaluate the level she is writing at."
"Today, we continued on the Ramona book. We did a set of chapter review questions. The student was also prompted to write a letter while pretending to be Ramona and argue a topic discussed in the book. She seems to still be enjoying the Ramona book. I consider this a win because when a student begins to enjoy reading, he or she does it more often and becomes better at it."
"The student and I worked to expand her Othello essay. I taught her how to cite Shakespearean lines. I left her with the link to a Shakespeare learning site and showed her how to look up a list of one of the Shakespearean character's quotes."
"The student was in a good learning mood when I arrived. He practiced his writing and then asked to read something new. He read several more words that he had missed a few days before. We used our flashcards, and he added to his reading vocabulary."
"Today the student and I worked a bit on her essay for ELA and I got her set up to write the rest of the paper without me. She feels confident that she can do it on her own. We focused the rest of our session on comprehension, using various Irish proverbs to find hidden meanings in phrases using figurative language. She said that she enjoyed this because it was like solving a puzzle to figure out what they mean. I explained to her how to look for metaphor in other things such as the book she is reading for ELA. She is excited to apply the principles beyond this exercise. I am seeing quite an improvement in the student in the last two weeks. She is understanding things much better and doing a great job of applying my lessons overall."