Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over questions on the chapter he had read on Thursday. He did really well and was able to answer all of the questions. We then did a reading comprehension worksheet. He had a little trouble picking out the specifics of what the question was asking him. We broke down each sentence together to help him see exactly what he should be looking for. We then read a chapter and a half from the book. Afterwards, we went over questions on what he had read. I sent him another reading comprehension worksheet, and he is going to reread the chapter and study the questions I asked him this Sunday for Thursday's session."
"First, I helped the student with her math homework. After that, I had her read Olivia and the Kite Party and discussed the main idea. This was a high interest book for her, and she was able to make predictions throughout and laugh at certain parts. She recorded this book as part of her reading homework. Next, I had her read a story about rainforest animals and then answer the questions that followed. She also enjoyed reading this book. I also helped her work on strategies for figuring out unknown words. To end the session she wanted to work on sight word flashcards. She was very excited about today's session and was very involved in discussions. She wanted to keep the addition workbook again."
"The student and I worked on literature, writing skills, and spelling today. She took a spelling test and got all but one of the words right. For literature, we covered the volcanoes book that she had read independently and also discussed the stories "What Pliny Saw" and "Androcles and the Lion." She has good comprehension of the material. For writing skills, we focused on writing letters, and she took and passed her unit assessment."
"We continued working on summarizing skills. We read the next section of our selection (Dinosaur Chomper), and then we worked on a graphic organizer highlighting main ideas. The student's work was good this week."
"Today, we covered reading out loud, reading comprehension, spelling, and writing letters. The student has an excellent attitude. I find the best strategy is to use a timer, and we then segment each session."
"The student and I worked on his History assignment, writing a bill. We first discussed the topic he chose -- gun control. Using the directions and sample from his teacher, we went over what he had written so far and discussed what he would want the bill to say and why he was choosing that position. I left him with writing out the rest of the assignment."