Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued revising the student's rough draft and making corrections. We are almost through to the last section, which we will begin working on shortly."
"I previewed some basic concepts for the student from unit 9 in all three classes, including rhetorical situation, psychological disorders, and Eclectic postmodernism. We spent the majority of our session putting together a draft of the persuasive speech about the DREAM Act for the student's public speaking course. I think we were both satisfied with the end result."
"Today the student and I worked on a set of ten short stories he has to write for the English portion of his fifth grade class. I started implementing some of the techniques I found online and talked with the directors about on making him slow down and be more accurate in his work. Steven is incredibly creative, and so his story ideas were very entertaining. I also had him take a short ACT Writing Discovery practice test to assess what areas he needs the most help with in writing (his dad asked me to help him prepare for this test). I'll be going over that before the next session and incorporating this test prep into the student's normal tutoring."
"We reviewed phonics for the alphabet and practiced blends (fl, cl, bl, and gl). We practiced short and long vowel sounds. We practiced writing/ spelling words with short vowel sounds. We also practiced sight words (once, ate, ask, and the). The student was enthusiastic and completed all the activities in a timely manner."
"We started with flash cards. The student was comfortable with the first two sets so I added the next set of 20. I encouraged the student to continue to practice the flash cards daily. I introduced short word families. We completed a four square with -ip, -ig, -in, and -it. I also introduced vowels versus consonant skills. She was able to read a level C book this time, so I will continue to bring books at that level until she is ready to move forward. She has shown increasing growth in just these 3 weeks."
"We started with practicing one to one correspondence by making dots to match the given number. We then read an afternoon message together and discussed concepts about print, including words, spacing between words, and text direction. We then worked on letter and sound recognition with each student pointing to their own alphabet while saying the letters and making the sounds. Next, we practiced handwriting and forming our names with playdough. After that, we read a new story and compared and contrasted the story to another story we read previously. Finally, we practiced counting by 1s, 2s, and 10s."