Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to go over her book. We are still working on summarizing and reading at a deeper level. She definitely shows progress! Good job!"
"Focused on ELA/ Reading aspects for preparation of the Assessment Exam. The student and I read over story together. - Discussed ways to visualize the story when reading. - Asking self questions to better understand the author's theme/ purpose. - Learn how to find the meaning of words within the text. - Discussed strategies to use in reading/ ELA. Briefly went over math facts of multiplication."
"During this session, the student did her math homework (a probability exercise) and used the rest of the time to study for an English test on compound subjects, verbs, objects of the preposition, and sentences. The practice test also required her to identify the sentence category (interrogative, declarative, etc.). Initially, she seemed very confused by all of these topics. She had forgotten the definitions of the sentence categories, so we reviewed those first. Then, we went over how to identify compound subjects and compound verbs, as well as the difference between those and compound sentences. The idea that conjunctions (such as 'and') were not necessarily an indication of compound sentences was confusing for her, but we practiced different strategies for recognizing the type of compound being presented. After realizing that compound sentences had to have two subjects and function as two separate sentences, she was much more successful. We also spent a fair amount of time on compound objects of the preposition. She has generally demonstrated an aptitude for identifying prepositional phrases, but the addition of "compounds" definitely confused her. After explaining that compound OOP's simply consist of multiple OOP's after the same preposition, she was much more confident."
"For this session, the student read from first AND second grade sight words, we read "Amelia Bedelia," and the student did a who, what, why, when, where book report for the story. We also reviewed flashcards and sounds of words. She struggles with larger words, or words she hasn't seen before, but is memorizing words she keeps coming across. She likes to tell stories, too. I encourage her to write them down, and left her with the assignment to keep reading! The session overall was great, because reviewing words went well."
"For today's session we worked on some math skills. She is now moving into multiplication and she is doing well. She still gets confused with recognizing the signs (+,-, or x) but when walked through it she does well. We also continued to work on her vocabulary and spelling."
"For today's session, the student and I again met at the cafe, this time discussing more about world travel, how his new class section was proceeding, etc. I made a point to check in with him to determine his assessment of our progress toward his stated goals. He assured me that the conversational exposure was very helpful, most notably for his understanding (receptive language skills), but also for his originally stated goal of verbal fluency (expressive language)."