Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I found some "mad lib" stories to do. I thought this might be a fun way to practice learning about different parts of grammar (i.e. adjective, noun, plural noun, verb, etc.) as well as reading passages that are a little bit above her reading level. She seemed to really enjoy it and like that it challenged her a little bit."
"The student completed her homework of identifying word chunks. She is making a lot of progress and easily recognizes when her writing is not neat, but she needs to be encouraged to erase completely and retry."
"The student and I worked on her reading book, which she did very well with. We also worked on some sheets her teachers provided from school. One involved cutting out letters to create words and the student very much enjoyed that activity. The other sheets were math worksheets. The student likes to find patterns in how she does the problems - she will look for problems with similar numbers or that go in some sort of order. This is a good way for her to use repetition to her advantage. It does somewhat slow down her work though, but I don't think that is an issue for her right now, especially when we work together. I don't have any concerns about this session."
"Continued to work on the student's handwriting by practicing sentences and vocabulary definitions. Watched a video on the history of Thanksgiving and talked about why we celebrate. Finished with spelling practice tests."
"During our session today, the student and I reviewed her science and part of her social studies worksheets she completed in school. As I read through the questions, she had to provide the correct answer. The majority of the session was used to complete word problems. Her understanding of multiple-step word problems is improving. She was able to complete a portion of the problem without difficulty. There was noted improvement in the multiplication word problems, but we need to continue to work on division. The main issue she is having is knowing which operation to choose to answer the problem. Performing the actual operation presents little to no difficulty once we have decided this. During the next few sessions, we will focus on choosing the appropriate operation. Overall, we had a good session, and as always, her attitude was great."
"During our session, we mostly focused on vocab. I brought multiple quizzes that required him to fill in the blank with one of the vocab words we studied. He struggles with fill-in-the-blank vocab questions--he is used to matching the definition sheets used at school. We will work on ensuring that he understands the definitions of the words and how to identify them in context in our future sessions."