Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was my first session with the student. We introduced ourselves in the beginning of the session. I had her read the sounds of the English language and read a simple grade level book to get to know what level the student is at. We went over her spelling words and wrote note cards to help her study. She completed her homework on consonants and vowels. The student was excited to have a tutor and she completed her homework efficiently. She knows when to take a break when needed. I gave her strategies on phonics and with reading her spelling words."
"We focused and reading three more chapters on The Comeback Kids: Two Minute Drill. The student's fluency has shown terrific improvement and he is able to find information in the text much quicker. We completed some comprehension worksheets and made some predictions about what would happen next."
"We spent quite a bit of time working on comprehension and reading speed for this session. The student's comprehension and her independent reading skills are rapidly improving. We also spent some time working on her skimming skills and she told me that she is using these skills to help her find her place in her book as well as to find answers to questions in class, so I am very pleased that she is employing these strategies on her own. We will continue on this strain and keep working with increasingly advanced texts."
"The student and I worked on an original poem of the kind he has been writing for class, focusing on rhyme scheme and figurative language (alliteration, metaphor, etc.). Next week, we will go over homework assignments and also work to revise this poem with an eye for storytelling and fluidity of language."
"The student learned about metaphors today. First, we read a poem with an example of one, and then he worked on creating his own. He grasped the concept easily, and he did a good job being creative in coming up with new ones."
"The student and I covered a great deal of history material in preparation for his upcoming exam. We also reviewed his movie project from last week, and we looked at his science work on waves. Overall, a great session!"