Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's math homework, which involved fractions. We also made a crossword puzzle made up of the spelling/vocabulary words he had to learn for that week to learn the meanings and spellings of the words."
"The student and I worked on a couple different things in this session, including reading a book and filling out her book log. The student is a good reader. She and I discussed her book after, and she wrote in her daily reading log about what part of the book surprised her the most (from one of her prompt questions). The student and I also reviewed her spelling words and quizzed her on them. By the end of the session, she could spell every word, and we had made great progress. She is taking a quiz on the words on Friday, and she seemed well prepared when she left. I am looking forward to working with her on reading and spelling again next week."
"I began by having the student complete the informational text portion of a state practice test that we started last week. I observed as he worked, and noticed that he was not consistently referring back to the text in order to determine the correct answer. Consequently, out of the 6 multiple choice questions, he missed two. Once he and I looked at them, he knew the reason he got them wrong was because he did not refer back to the text before selecting a final answer, and stated he will not be making that same mistake, again. I then introduced an online quiz activity that reviews key action words found within typical state test questions. I asked him to review these words/activities as homework for our next session."
"The student and I worked on his Civil Rights Movement poem. He went with the AABBA rhyme scheme, and it was fairly easy for him. He had one new assignment that he said is in his folder at school. He will make sure to turn it in. Also, his English grade has gone up!"
"The student and I worked on his common application essay, with a focus on choosing his prompt, coming up with ideas, and beginning an outline. He will do some reading and continue honing his ideas before our next session."
"The student and I worked on his essay for the novel "A Separate Peace." When I got there, he didn't have an outline. So, we worked to create an outline. He is doing a poem instead of an essay for this assignment, but I wanted him to still follow the same structure of an essay, mainly making an argument and using quotes to back that up. We were able to make a full outline so that when he goes back to write the actual poem, he has some markers of how to proceed."