Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began the tutoring session with a creative writing prompt that involved giving a detailed and logical responses. Afterwards, the student completed two worksheets that involved drawing conclusions using key words and details. Then we switched to a reading comprehension passage about parenthesis where I provided many visuals for him to solidify his comprehension. Then he did a short true or false activity to end the session."
"I completed a sight word assessment with the student on the Dolch sight word List 3- 7. We later worked on suffixes at the ends of the word, specifically focusing on ed and ly endings. We worked on reading fluency as well as comprehension."
"Computer skills, reading comprehension. We practiced for the students' upcoming test, using a sample from online. There was a fairly brief reading titled "Me First" by Helen Lester, followed by a series of six multiple choice questions and an essay. We did not get to the essay question. The upcoming test does not offer multiple choice, so I had the student write his best answer in his own words, then pick the best option. He read the passage well, without any real trouble, but had a harder time staying focused for the questions. I left the essay as homework."
"After helping the student review his homework, we worked on story elements by reading the folk tale "Yeh-Shen." We completed the session by completing questions analyzing textual evidence and summary. One area the student needs some improvement on is checking his answers on completion. After carefully discussing and checking his work, he was able to fix two mistakes he made. I feel that by taking his time and not rushing through the questions, he will be more effective in answering questions. In future sessions, we will work on developing this skill."
"After our usual free write, we continued working on the student's Grand Canyon essay. He's becoming a lot more engaged in our sessions; I'm spending less time prying answers and opinions out of him and more time actually helping him with his writing. He's slowly becoming more confident in his own voice. He completed two paragraphs today, so he only has two more paragraphs left to go."
"After reading the next chapter in the novel, the student and I worked to complete her reading log (as well as a paragraph describing how the story might be different if the location changed). We are going to use the reading log prompts for future tutoring sessions."