Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"* We continued working on the 6th grade vocab. list, taking the next 15 words. * The student reviewed each word with their definitions, synonyms, and how they are used in a sentence. * He was then able to correct the sentences where the vocab words were used incorrectly."
"We completed his math homework and then worked on Vocabulary List 12, Workbook 12A-D. Once we began the vocabulary, he showed some enthusiasm, and we were able to complete the assignment with relative ease. He insisted on working on his storyboard assignment on his own, so I asked him to complete that and review both his vocabulary words and Geography of China's River Valley to prepare for quizzes on Friday."
"We spent most of our time reviewing the student's social studies textbook. Most of our time was spent building vocabulary and finding the main idea of the text. She grew to be quite engaged in the text, asking many follow-up questions and making inferences independently. We read about half of the chapter together. I quizzed her at the end, checking on her literal comprehension of the text."
"The student was very enthusiastic today during our session. We completed a variety of activities to increase her phonemic awareness, including breaking down words into syllables and sounds. We practiced sky-writing each letter of the alphabet with its corresponding sound, and we came up with many different words starting with each letter. She did a great job! I'm really impressed with her progress."
"The student was very well behaved today, and we finished the first book quickly. We were then able to begin a second book, which we can work on next week as well. He has good reading comprehension, but has difficulty putting his verbal answers into written words. I helped him with that, and he remained focused and worked quickly today. I was impressed with him and his progress."
"The student was working on an essay for English, and he had an introduction and two long body paragraphs. He needed a few more paragraphs. We first reviewed the paper for structure and looked at how he might expand what he has to reach the needed paper length and address the topic of the paper (Adam Smith). We came up with two possible outlines for his paper, and then he adjusted his introduction accordingly to address the additional topics. Then, we went through the paper, and I went over the corrections. Most of the corrections were words left out, capitalization, and punctuation. I went over the use of a colon in a sentence. I also helped him see places where he could explain his ideas further."