Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's mother requested that we focus on reading and I was planning on splitting the session between reading and math. Her reading is improving. She asks questions about vocabulary and I quizzed her on some words as we read. During longer essay responses, we discussed and planned the responses. During the next session, I think that we should continue focusing on reading. The student will respond well and retain grammatical rules and conventions when they are explained to her, so I will see if she can recall these rules during the next session."
"Even though the student is in 2nd grade, we completed a 3rd grade packet of reading passages. The focus for this hour was on sequential text in an informational passage on how to build a birdhouse. He comprehended how to use the references in a picture and align them to the steps in the passage."
"The student worked further on her reading ability. She read a 20 page booklet at an upper 2nd grade level. Though she did struggle with some of the larger words, she was able to read through the entire story and interjected her own comments about what the characters were doing during the story. As the story was longer than most and she is still working on her reading speed, reading took up most of the session. However, she was able to answer the comprehension multiple choice in the time remaining. We discussed the answer choices and she did a good job selecting the correct answer on her own and providing me with an explanation regarding her answer choice."
"The student made great progress in his short story, Pizza Wars. We're hoping to wrap it up shortly. We worked on math problems, where exponents were involved. We started with one variable equations, and then moved on to two. He did great!"
"The student needed some help on a paper explaining a sports injury diagnosis. We created an outline with key points and drafted the first paragraph, and she will be able to complete the last paragraph on her own."
"The student needed to read for 10 more minutes for his reading log, so we started out by reading aloud the next chapter in his book. As we read, we stopped and discussed the text to check for comprehension. After reading the chapter, he wrote a summary paragraph and a personal connection he felt while reading the chapter. He still needs prompting to help him identify the important details, but has begun to take the initiative to write his thoughts using his own words. We also worked on his math homework which was practicing finding the LCM of a set of two or three numbers using various strategies. He needed some clarification of the concepts, but began to show an understanding as we worked through the problems."