Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We had a fun lesson today. We began reviewing notecards and writing the student's full name out. We progressed in the workbook as well. When prompted by me he is able to sound out words. For examples, if asked the first letter and it's sound, he can answer correctly. I will keep urging as I truly believe that is how the most improvement will be made."
"In this evening's session, reading comprehension was addressed. Specifically, the student and I worked on a homework task that included chapter readings from "The Mouse and the Motorcycle," by Beverly Cleary. The student worked on the development of open ended questions based on her reading. Within this homework task, discussions about reading genres, particularly fiction, realistic fiction, and nonfiction, story elements, and citing evidence from text to answer questions were integrated. We also worked on reading skills like tracking and dividing and reading multi-syllabic words during our reading."
"The student and I started reading a new novel, Walk Two Moons, and we discussed the beginning of the novel. I asked her comprehension questions that mostly dealt with inference. I checked her placement exam practice work and she is doing better overall. She has more timed practice for next week and I asked her to underline the evidence that supports her answers in the text."
"Today, the student was far more productive. His reading was fantastic. In the future, I will work to come up with ways to provoke him into writing intrinsically."
"Today, the student worked on identifying elements of persuasive writing. He worked on identifying effective topic sentences as well. He practiced writing a persuasive essay using an introduction, body, and conclusion paragraph. He worked on identifying formal and informal language and how to connect ideas with transition words. He started working with informative text and identifying who, what, when, why, where, and how of passages. He also practiced writing introduction paragraphs for informative writing. He did very well working on these subjects."
"Today, the student wrote her final draft for her persuasive essay after I proofread it for errors. We also reviewed creating compound sentences in 3 ways. We discussed what a dependent clause was and how it needed to be joined to an independent clause to complete the idea. We practiced writing dependent clauses with an independent clause. She finished the day solving one step equations by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing."