Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on some more testing content review, specifically vocabulary. This gave me a chance to help her with some of the prefixes. I also gave her a few testing strategies, hopefully to help her feel more confident. We also worked on some new sight words, because she was becoming so familiar with the other ones. These ones she knew most of them immediately by the second time around. Then we did a phonemic awareness activity where she had to separate words into their sounds and then delete the second sound."
"The student and I worked on correcting sentences by paying close attention to the spelling as well as punctuation. We also worked on identifying pronouns in sentences and rewriting sentences with the correct pronoun. We also worked on reading fluency passages from the 1st grade reading assessment packet. He only had a 6 errors out of 213 words."
"The student and I worked on pronunciation, punctuation and rhythm of reading during this session as we made our way through "Pirates Eat Porridge.""
"The student and I started by looking through his bookbag. He had loose papers that we needed to organize. We looked on the teacher's website to see his assignments. He needed help with his ELA assignment. We had to look back on his book to identify a glaring situation in the novel. In addition to this, we had to write the situation from a different character's perspective. He chose to write through the perspective of "Harvey" from the novel. He needed help with the beginning of the dialogue. After I guided him, he became more enthusiastic about the assignment. I helped him with some grammar errors. He enjoyed writing towards the end of the session."
"The student and I talked through her revised final paper. She was struggling with how to develop its structure, so we discussed the goals of the paper and the various pieces that she was exploring. As she spoke, I took notes to help her visualize what she was doing. Next, I asked her several questions about how she was exploring the topic. Through these questions, we were able to delve into her analysis, and eventually, we crystallized the direction that she was taking in her argument."
"The student and I used his practice manual for his entrance exam for private school. We studied suffixes and prefixes and synonyms and antonyms. He was left with two word lists to study. We will continue with reading comprehension and writing structure next week."