Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"One of the student's assignments was a four-part test prep on three reading assignments and questions based on the reading. Some were open-ended and some were multiple choice. He scored well, with only a little assistance from me."
"The student and I primarily focused on identifying main and helping verbs today. He seemed to have a better understanding of helping verbs. The strategy that we used was first identifying the subject in the sentence and then discussing what the subject was doing. He seemed to have a better understanding of main verbs by the end of our session. We also practiced reading for fluency and identified the verbs in each sentence that we read."
"We continued with the short response and essay section from the previous day. His ideas were good but he needs to continue working on organizing his thoughts in a way that will make them clearer to the reader."
"We went over the first three basic rules for premises and conclusions. The student did very well, and he worked hard to understand the material and was very easy to teach. He is going to review an outline I will e-mail him and we will use some editorial readings for 7th graders tomorrow to work on the concepts we discussed."
"We went over the student's book report homework from last time, checking for content and spelling. He has some confusion in spelling due to homophones so we worked on identifying different homophones' spellings and meanings. I gave him an assignment collecting homophone pairs. We will use that next time to apply in sentence writing. Also we worked on story sequencing which he did quite well on. Then identified the differences of fact and opinion followed by writing some of his own fact and opinion statements. He practiced some handwriting of his name. He checked out a new library book to read and complete a book report on. He chose to read from the same series as last time which was "The Magic Treehouse" books."
"We went over the student's summer reading packet. We discussed her "Bad Kitty" book, which was assigned reading for the next year's 3rd graders. She worked through sounding out more difficult words and did well. She made a "reading bumper sticker.""