Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I reviewed his spelling and vocabulary words for understanding. The we spent the remaining time reading and studying for his science assessment on Monday. We will continue this tomorrow."
"With the kindergarten student, we covered shapes, numbers, and letters. I tested the student's ability to name identify matching numbers, shapes, colors, and letters. With the first grader, we reviewed her vocabulary words for her test; the student also read a short story that utilized all of her recent vocabulary words."
"The student and I worked on completing a critical summary writing assignment for her AP course. We developed a thesis statement for the essay using a simple what + what about it formula and fully developed the body paragraphs of the essay. We also discussed MLA citation of online newspaper articles as well as eliminating redundancy and wordiness in her writing. She has a solid grasp on how to formulate her arguments and how to incorporate evidential support. She did a great job of developing her thesis and providing support for that thesis in her essay."
"The student did very well today on reading comprehension. She read two different passages and answered questions including sequencing, vocabulary and main idea. In addition, we worked on sight words and fast math facts to 10. Her attitude and energy level are such a treat!"
"The student has a well thought out response essay to Shirley Jackson's 3 stories. We clarified with trimming sentences, switching from passive to active sentence structure, and enhanced the use of quotes with proper lead-in's, elaboration and analysis. Great job, she is a very fast-paced learner!"
"We started off by reviewing the student's homework. I checked his 5 SAT words in sentences, and then we learned 5 new SAT words. We discussed To Kill a Mockingbird, specifically how the author sets the mood for the trial. Then, we read an article about bullying and answered some multiple choice comprehension questions, thoroughly reviewing why each choice was correct or incorrect using the text as support. For homework, I will assign another article, and he will have to complete the previous lesson's article as well."