Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, I worked with the students. We have been working on speaking and listening and feeling comfortable enough to be able to respond regardless of understanding. This week, we focused our attention on position objects, location, and prepositions. I have provided book work aligned with what we worked on today."
"Today, the class was mostly about conversation and dictation. I asked the student a lot of questions in the perfect tenses, and she had to answer accordingly. I then dictated to her sentences which she had to write down. We went over her homework pages, and she got most answers correct. I assigned her to read an article and report on it tomorrow."
"Today, the student and I began the session by discussing "Flowers for Algernon." We talked about the way that the journal format affects the reader's understanding of the book. We also went over the vocabulary that he has been collecting, and he demonstrated a great understanding of the words. Then, we continued our work on the ACT reading section. We continued to discuss time management strategies, including skimming the passages and only focusing on the topic sentences in the passages. Using this strategy, the student completed one practice section. After the section was finished, we went over the incorrect answers, and I had him complete some corrections. Finally, I left him with some tasks to complete before our session on Friday, including finishing "Flowers for Algernon" and writing a journal entry as though he were the main character, Charlie."
"Today, the student and I continued our work on annotating the mini-essays she's been assigned by her AP professor. During this process, we reviewed several rhetorical devices and saw they were utilized by two different authors for both fiction and nonfiction purposes. We plan on finishing the remainder of the essays on Tuesday and then inputting that information into a proper template."
"Today, the student and I continued to work on different words from the story that involved phonemes and phonics, -tr, ch-, sh-, gr-, and br- that he has difficulty with. We used voice dictionary, songs, and videos to help with his pronunciation and understanding of these words. Ultimately, he was able to properly pronounce words that were tied to pictures and different gestures. This method will be used in the future sessions. I left him with extra practice. He is coming out of his shell, and his pronunciation is improving gradually. He is communicating a little more."
"Today, the student and I covered vocabulary related to high schools, including titles, places, and other miscellaneous words and phrases. We then began to cover topics related to English class, which we will continue in the next class. He is doing well!"