Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on adding large multi-digit numbers and practiced carrying over. We also practiced retelling using details. We discussed ways to concentrate on his readings and stay alert and focused."
"We started Monday's tutoring session by reviewing all the contents of the student's red folder. We reviewed weekly assignment sheets for the daily assignments for Monday and Wednesday. Monday's assignments was to read, write, and say the week's memory verse. Using the memorization strategy that I had taught him, he was able to recite the verse with 100% accuracy. The other two assignments listed for Monday were to read for 20 minutes and then read for an additional 20 minutes. He was then to log the number of pages read. The class is participating in the book program, and based on the number of pages/books read, he will get a certificate for a free pizza. I then reviewed prefixes with him, and he completed 2 worksheets matching the correct prefix with the base word and then using it in a sentence. Finally, we ended the tutoring session with him reading for an extra 20 minutes for the program. I provided him with the book Mudshark by Gary Paulsen. He was able to read 11 pages, and he enjoyed the book. The next tutoring session is Wednesday."
"The student is a very bright young man. Our first session was productive. Mom shared his progress report. Moving forward, the plan is to focus on Reading, Writing, and Math. During this session, we worked on a writing worksheet. He read a passage from his Reading book. He successfully identified the text clues and background facts. He was able to analyze the clues and facts and develop an inference. To keep him engaged, we did a short writing activity using electronic learning software. We also discussed his Math homework assignment. We completed the first page together. I look forward to working with him."
"First, we did homework with a mini-review of place values. The assignment was to discover place value to the hundred millions place. We talked about the different periods and how to read the numbers. Next, we read two or so pages in The Hunger Games. I showed the student a few reading strategies: 1) Go back and look at the word, does it make sense? If not, then what word does?, 2) Break up the word by syllable using finger or piece of paper, and 3) Catch yourself while reading and intentionally slow down. The student was doing a great job, especially with the reading. I tried to help her think about what she was saying, and I could see her stopping when she knew a word was coming up she couldn't quite decipher. A few times, I stopped to make sure that slowing down was not taking away from her comprehension of the text. In such an instance, we would talk about what was happening in the text. It was a great session!"
"The student and I worked on finding a simple predicate, explaining animal adaptations, and writing a summary of the chapter of Wonder she read today."
"The student and I reviewed his reading assignment which was answering questions about his reading. Then, we focused on his math worksheet to practice for his test tomorrow."