Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student completed two homework assignments. The first assignment required him to write his spelling words horizontally and vertically on a sheet of paper. The second assignment required him to read a story and write two sentences about the story. This time, I encouraged and assisted the student with writing more detailed sentences about the story he read. After the student completed his homework assignments, he focused on preparing for his spelling quiz. To do so, I required him to write the words as I stated them. He did very well with spelling the words. Also, the student had three bonus words that were rather difficult and learned those words with no problem. At the end of the session, to further ensure that he was prepared for the spelling quiz, I required the student to spell the words orally as I stated them."
"We recently began to focus on the student's 9th grade Reading/language arts materials. His sessions will be broken on an "A-B" schedule, which includes a two leveled approach to increasing his Reading/LA proficiency. For the sake of our time together, we will be working on his progression and subsequent assignments related to a book. The central themes of isolation and symbolism used in this coming of age story, should hone the reading skills we had worked on throughout the better part of the summer. During this session, we briefly discussed the procedures and assignments expected of the student for each week during the school year. Additionally, we began progress on his most recent reading assignment related to the book, which was to complete reading about twenty pages of the book and responding to short answer questions. I have identified (3) key areas we will need to focus on due to the nature of the story, which are as follows: 1) Symbolism 2) Character Development/Changes 3) Motif/Theme Our session next time will continue progress on a portion of the book, as the book is divided into the 4 quarters of a school year experienced by the main character."
"The student did his homework as requested, by concluding a story with his own desired ending. We studied basic economics concepts, did some word problems, and reviewed concepts of storytelling."
"We reviewed how to identify topic sentences and the three different purposes of reading passages, as introduced in the student's class: to entertain, to persuade, and/or to influence. We went over English and biology vocabulary, too. He's a great student, and it is a true pleasure to work with him."
"We reviewed multiplication with two methods: by stacking and by breaking down and multiplying individually. We reviewed his division homework as well, which will take more practice to grasp. We also covered a new set of vocabulary words."
"We reviewed previous word families with examples. The student read a nonfiction passage and answered multiple-choice questions, citing evidence from the text. We made vocabulary cards with difficult words from the passage as well as ones he encountered previously. He appeared enthused."