Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered homophones. The student struggles with reading. She liked the stories and we played a fun, frog homophone game. I used my dry-erase board, notebook pro and she wrote notes in her journal. She passed my end-of-session test on homophones."
"We worked on root words for the first hour, going deep into detail about what kinds of words are derived from the assigned roots, as opposed to similar looking or sounding roots. (For example, the root nom- can mean "law" as well as "name"; economics is derived from the former meaning, whereas nominate from the latter). We then worked on social studies, discussing Lewis & Clark's expedition, and the role of the mythic West in American history and culture."
"*Reviewed problem spelling words: shirt, please, different -good *Use of spelling words in sentences -good *Practiced letter/words sounds (spent a lot of time on this) -needs work with -ck ending *Practiced filling in sentences with correct words -good *Activity: changed words with same endings based on clue *Practiced reading/comprehension skills -good *Writing prompt *Practiced spelling words missed in writing prompt Homework: *Review comments on prompt *Practiced the following words: watched, cleaned, second"
"We reviewed the main concepts from our last meeting and began practicing strategies for finding answers to reading questions using keywords from the question stems. For English, we went over comma rules. I gave the student some practice worksheets to complete for Sunday. He also still needs to complete the practice tests I sent him."
"We reviewed the requirements for English during our session. We were able to organize a plan and set up a tentative pacing calendar for the student to effectively complete all required English assignments. She was able to complete the entire two units of vocabulary, including the quizzes. She also completed the reading comprehension section. She did great, and scored 100% on all of the quizzes and multiple-choice question sections. Her short response answers are very well written and thought out."
"We reviewed the student's cursive writing, with which he is making very good progress, and introduced forming capital letters. I advised him to write the new letters in the air at first if he's finding them difficult so that he can experience the movement. He is to complete three pages in his workbook. Next, he told me about the most recent pages that he has read in The Lemonade War, and he did a very good job with the content as well as critical thinking skills. He is going to try to finish the book for next week. I reviewed his haikus, and we corrected those that did not have the proper number of syllables. All in all, he did well on this exercise. Because I want him to write more, I asked him to read a short passage about Pokemon and then to complete two paragraphs from a rubric about the game and its effects on young people and why he thinks as he does about it. He did a good job, and we corrected errors."