Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student C and I read from the book Love that Dog, a novel written in the form of a poem. He was interested in this unique form of writing and opened up a great dialogue on poetry. He struggled to understand some of the main points of the novel, but through discussion he was able to get a solid understanding of the book. Student S and I read from Love that Dog, Because of Winn Dixie, and several short story selections. We worked through story comprehension. Student N and I continued to work with the alphabet. He was able to confidently name 16 letters and continues to show improvement from week to week."
"Today the student and I worked on his reading comprehension skills. He had a really good session. We worked on descriptive language and he seemed to really understand and grasp the concept. His vocabulary continues to be strong. I reviewed his math books at the end of the session and next week will teach him long division (I wanted to make sure that I was teaching it the same way his book has him learning it). We also have his research project to focus on next time."
"At the start of our session, I asked the student what tools we used while reading. We reviewed them and continued to practice those tools. I had him read half a page without those tools and I noticed that he reads better with the helping tools I have provided. The strategies I have the student use are using a bookmark or strip of paper to keep track of what line he should be reading and using a pen to take track of the words he is reading so he doesn't skip or add words and letters. When he struggles with a word such as "intended,"ù I rewrite it larger and we break down the word (in|tend|ed) followed by repeating the word then rereading the sentence with the correct pronunciation. Together the student and I are reading his class assigned book (Sign of the Beaver); after each chapter is read, we do a quick recap then figure out what the chapter could be titled."
"We completed a reading comprehension activity packet based on an excerpt from "Alice Through the Looking Glass." The student struggled most with questions that involved making inferences and drawing conclusions. The student is improving on going back to the text for support and to find answers to questions. I also gave tips on how to improve comprehension and recall on works that are less engaging, such as taking notes, reviewing tests, etc."
"We completed a review of a writing worksheet packet from the week prior to the holiday. It was a 12-page homework packet that needed to be completed and turned in. We were able to look over the packet, and the student understood the lessons."
"We completed analysis of a particular passage from the Scarlet letter. We analyzed the nature/emotions, as well as the physical change apparent in Hester. The student has shared they will complete first rough draft and submit it for editing. Great job!"