Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began by looking over his assignments on the teacher website. We began with his social studies assignment. He had to read a section in his social studies textbook. I showed him how to use background knowledge to help him understand the material. He completed the assignment, which included many questions about the Nile River and Egyptians. Next, he and I looked over his science assignment. We read the passage in science about cells. He looked over the multiple-choice questions and completed the vocabulary work as well. Lastly, we looked over how to write unit rate, and he completed one of his math worksheets."
"The student and I continued practicing IDing letters, letter sounds, and writing each letter. I feel comfortable moving forward to focus more on letter sounds and writing, with the exception of a few letters for IDing (p, u, and g). He has showed he can routinely ID every other letter, and is able to determine letter sounds and write letters with 50 percent accuracy."
"The student and I continued through the essay. We have a pretty clear sense of the paper and what is left to be done. She has some very interesting ideas connecting Harry Potter to classical Greek mythology, and now just need to even out the structure to let those ideas breathe."
"The student and I continued to look at her essay from the previous sessions about her definition of intelligence, which had improved a great deal from our last session. After going through the essay and making my edits and suggestions, I had her look over my feedback and ask questions. She did have some questions that I helped to clarify. When we were finished going over it, she said she felt good about this essay."
"The student and I continued to work on his essays today. He has made significant progress! One essay is all but complete and shows marked improvement from his writing prior to beginning these sessions. Today we slowly worked through the process of analyzing and summarizing four psychology studies using an outline I had created. This was tough work; he and I will need to spend more time on this in order to complete this assignment and should spend more time together moving forward to work more on reading comprehension. The best strategy we could find for breaking down these studies was to talk through them together."
"The student and I continued to work on his writing. We focused mainly on completing a problem/solution essay. My goal was to see how strong his paragraph writing was developing. His attention span was much better during this session and he was able to stay on task the entire time."