Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We practiced visualizing as she reads. I noticed she's asking a lot more questions which is helping with her comprehension."
"We went over a short story on his tablet and worked on summarization. The student summarized in complete sentences what he read. We also went over compound words and root words."
"We met for the first time and got to know each other. We went over the student's reading homework-focusing on phonics and long and short "a" sounds. We went over the differences between words like TAP and TAPE. She's going to finish the book we started. I will get in touch with her school teacher to talk about materials. Hopefully we can do more reading of books!"
"We covered comma slices, semicolons and subordinate clauses. Comma splices and the use of the semicolon were something that the student wanted help in particularly. We were able to understand the use of both and clear up some confusion with the use of a semicolon. We also had a mock debate with his essay topic. I had asked him to look up reason for and against this thesis and I would do the same. We took turns arguing for and against the topic."
"We covered compare/contrast essay purpose, format and function, and main ideas; and also looked at adjectives (predicate and present participles). The student struggled with finding the purpose for major differences between two primary texts. The student's attitude was receptive and thoughtful. Our study strategies included revision strategies to add detail and purpose. I asked the student to write a second draft with a focus on more pronounced topic sentences and a clearer focus on one difference per paragraph, supporting sentences for the purpose behind the difference. The student has trouble recalling the purpose for differences in "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs." We will continue to work on this next session. The student was able to follow a Venn diagram to help write his essay, understood the similarities in the two texts, and understood two new types of adjectives quickly."
"We covered grammar and revision of sentences in order to meet word counts in the student's essay. He kept an open mind about reviewing his work and made acceptable compromises and decisions all the way through. Overall, he is a good writer who can clearly depict his point of view."