Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started by introducing ourselves. The student's father went over his expectations of the tutoring sessions and the student's goals. During the session, the student and I read an article for his reading class. I showed him how to review the questions before he begins reading and how anticipating answers will help him answer questions. We also went over how to look at the question in more depth in order to answer it correctly. We also went over how to write concise and complete sentences for answers."
"The student and I read a book and reviewed the "ing" sound in words as well as words ending with a silent "e." The student has moved up a level at school and is working hard to sound out big words by herself! The student and I did big division problems together, and reviewed the box method of long multiplication-- she's doing an excellent job of making sure to show her work and double check answers!"
"First, I must say that I am so proud of and extremely happy for the student's progress. Before the tutoring session began, his mother shared his progress reports, and in nearly all areas of reading/language arts, he has exceeded his targets. Second, the student did not have any school homework; therefore, this session was used to follow up on some of the skills on which we have been working. For example, I required the student to read a story, to write six detailed sentences about his favorite holiday, and to practice spelling words. These exercises were designed to further strengthen his reading, comprehension, writing and spelling skills. The student did a great job with these assignments."
"Today the student and I read two children's books. She struggled with sounding out words but seemed to be catching on as I helped her. Next time we will continue to practice reading books."
"The student is making much progress with his reading. We read a book that I brought and one of his from school. We played word card games. He is getting so good at these games that I am going to create new ones with new words this weekend. Additionally, he worked on writing sentences. He is remembering to capitalize."
"Our first session went very well. I had the student complete several writing diagnostics. He worked on one persuasive prompt, analysis, and a writing style activity. From those activities, we will have several key areas of focus: organization and elaboration of ideas, persuasive writing techniques, rhetorical devices and strategies, transitions, and SAT writing tips. After our session, I spoke with the student's mother to outline our session and discuss our next steps. She shared that the student is going to be involved in a speaking competition, and I agreed to provide some topics for him to practice with. For homework, he is revising his persuasive essay and working on the practice impromptu speech topics I provided. He will also complete a study on the rhetorical triangle and rhetorical devices."