Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over his new sight words and I incorporated them into an Easter egg hunt which he loved. He was able to read the majority of the words on his own."
"The student and I worked on a book about adopting a cat. He's learning to spot different kinds of punctuation and how to respond to them. His word recognition is quite high! I'm still very happy with his progress."
"I met with the student and his father for 1st grade reading. I was informed that he loves working on the computer so I looked for the reading practice material on the computer. He worked with me spelling the words, pronouncing the sounds of the letters then pronouncing each word by syllable. We read the whole story and I would ask him to explain each sentence after we read it, and he preformed well. We continued to the questions and answers section and he also preformed well with the answers."
"We reviewed new vocabulary, transition words, and synonyms for common words to use in speech and writing. We also learned about different types of sentences and how to vary sentence lengths and types in writing. The student completed his rough draft of his narrative essay, and next time we will be editing and publishing his work. We practiced speech by taking sides of persuasive topics and having a conversation about them. He had a great attitude and always works well."
"We reviewed the essay by Kozol on Diversity in Education, discussing the overall context of the open letter and its audience. The student seemed at first to miss the central point of the letter, but after discussion, it became clear that he did not see its relevance. We then went on to read the Dewey essay on Thinking in Education because he continues to find Dewey's style elusive."
"The student and I went over her social studies project, which included using several websites regarding state history, recording and analyzing information, and answering questions on a separate sheet of paper. This was part of a larger project, which is due next Friday."