Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I first worked on practice assessment questions. He did a great job and even answered third grade questions correctly. I also taught the student what adverbs are. He caught on very quickly. He's very bright and catches on quickly. I'll try to design lessons that involve a movement component."
"The student and I mainly focused on his ability to read for an extended time. We selected a chapter book at his instructional level. Since this book was at his instructional level, the student had to decode many unfamiliar and compound words. He is getting stronger at putting together the correct sounds or identifying when something does not sound right. We practice reading the same pages several times to improve his pacing. He and I also practiced characterizing our protagonist by studying what he did, said, and felt."
"We covered ending sounds, prefixes, suffixes, and reading comprehension. He was struggling with ending sounds dropping -y and adding -ies or -es and reading comprehension. He had a great attitude towards learning. I gave him some strategies to use in order to remember when to use -ies or -es. He had extra practice and I did see some notes to note progress."
"Today we reviewed common and proper nouns, singular and plural, and how to make nouns possessive. Our main focus was when to say "There is" vs. "there are" and how to negate the phrases. We learned about contractions (isn't and aren't) and played a 20 questions exercise to practice forming questions and answers (Is it _____? No, it isn't...and so on). We ended the class by practicing numbers. She did a worksheet spelling numbers and then we played a dominos game that tested spelling colors and numbers. Next time we will start focusing on verbs, verb forms, and move into making grammatically correct sentences in past, present, and future."
"Student 1- We reviewed parts of speech and different verb forms. We then played a game that requires quick thinking for verbs and gets him to work on fluency skills. Then, we started reading Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Student 2- We worked on reading the book I brought for him and practiced more summary writing and comparing and contrasting characters."
"The student and I worked on a monologue she had to memorize for her history class. At our last session, she wrote the monologue for homework, and then she edited it in class according to her teacher's specifications. I helped her memorize it by having her highlight words that came before periods and commas so that she could visualize the places she needed to take breaths or to pause. This is something she and I have worked on in prior sessions, as it pertained to reading aloud."