Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has been extremely motivated and on task this week. His letter formation is much more consistent and we identified some words to practice memorizing (that are hard to do phonetically)."
"Material/Resources Used: Ronald Reagan Award essay contest guidelines, writing materials, Google Drive (Google Doc- Essay #1 draft) Session Evaluation: The student and I began our session by talking about the plan of completion between now and the March 12 deadline (for the two essays). Our goal is to have a completed draft of Essay #1 (How do you exemplify leadership, drive, integrity & citizenship?) completed by the end of the week so that she can have her mom or sister critique it over the weekend so that she can focus on beginning her draft of Essay #2 (Leadership is...). We then reviewed the work (homework) she did in revising the introduction and beginning on the first two body paragraphs (on leadership and integrity). While I read what she'd written, she went over a set of prompts I'd written for her based on the other 3 traits in her thesis statement, researched a bit more about the meaning of the traits, and began to do some initial brainstorming for the paragraphs. We spent much of our time together talking through and writing notes for the 3 remaining body paragraphs, which correspond to the 4 traits identified in the essay contest. After thinking about the prompts and clarifying the meaning of the traits, she dictated/discussed her ideas as I took notes. The notes were then used to determine the topic sentences for each paragraph. She felt confident by the end of the session that her ideas in the notes were enough to give her a good start on writing the paragraphs. For the next session: She will type the 3 remaining body paragraphs (for integrity, drive and citizenship). She will begin writing the conclusion. Next Session Date: Thursday, 8:15am-9:45 am."
"We covered: the Erie Doctrine (to be returned to later), the Burger King problem, Rule 4, Bluebook citation problems, the Cheek case and the Marrerro case."
"Student 1 and I played sight word "Go Fish". We read Dr. Seuss. Student 2 and I continued with Maniac Magee. We reached the climax of the novel and discussed. We made predictions for the remainder of the novel. Student 3 and I read from a nonfiction book about Greece and worked on comprehension skills."
"During our session we reviewed ELA material the student had been assigned for homework. Her assignment consisted of reading a passage and answering questions. While she worked, we discussed techniques such as underlining main characters and important facts and details, numbering paragraphs, and reading the questions prior to reading. She did well with recalling the tips and applying them."
"We are continuing to work on reading comprehension and writing complete sentences to answer questions. The student's writing skills are improving. We also practiced note-taking skills, and he did really well. We will continue to work on these skills. Overall, we had a great session today."