Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed her homework. I gave her some study and test taking strategies - like pre-read the answers the read the paragraph so you know what to look for. She didn't do well on her spelling pre-test so I had her practice them while saying each letter out loud and then tested her by just giving her the definition. She got 100%."
"The student and I worked on her reading comprehension homework. She sometimes struggles with fully comprehending the words that she is reading. We worked on this by working on summarizing the material, and by making connections between the reading and her life and experiences. I also reviewed some with her math homework."
"The student and I began again with another third grade practice assessment. This one was a realistic fiction text, and he read it aloud to me with minimal trouble. His word deciding skills continue to improve. There were 10 multiple choice questions, and I had him complete those first. He independently scored 8 out 10 correct. Of the two he missed, he immediately admitted he had second guessed himself and had not give with his first choice. The assessment questions were challenging, so we worked together, continuing to discuss the importance of using direct quotations to support his responses. We finished the session by reviewing a longer set of assessment test terms online."
"We worked on the student's weekly Language Arts homework, which included reinforcement in parts of speech, punctuation, and compound words. Complete and incomplete sentences, abstract and concrete nouns, verb tenses, and sentence structure. His confidence is growing as he learns, and he can recall these skills. He received an A on the book report I guided him on a few weeks ago, and his attitude has also improved dramatically! I'm proud of him!"
"We worked some more on his paper on Emerson. We talked about him reading while listening to the audiobook to help him. He understands he needs to turn in his paper by tomorrow so that he can get credit. He received a higher than average score in participation."
"We worked systematically through the ideas and language of a general application essay for college admission. The topic was to identify a problem and outline approaches to solving it. The student's topic was the education system, and we discussed at length the various thoughts he has about solving it."