Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I taught the student to use sticky note strategy today and he used it while reading a long piece of nonfiction text. He did very well making connections with the text."
"In this session, I took the student through the major events of the portion of "Flowers for Algernon" that he read over the weekend. After we covered the major events of the novel, he and I compared Charlie's mother to Prof. Nemur's wife. In his character comparison, he showed a strong understanding of each character and he was willing to interpret multiple points of view. In this sense, his comprehension has improved. However, he still has difficulty in paraphrasing sentences; I will do more work with him in paraphrasing when we study "The Giver". The student's reading ability and fluidity has also improved since I started working with him. He has slowed down considerably in his reading out loud, which is improving his annunciation and his fluidity; he also knows when to pause and catch himself instead of trying to rush through passages now."
"We are using the family learning book. We read non-fiction paragraphs and got the main ideas from each one."
"Today was the first meeting with this student. She is a very bright student who opened up eventually to me. We discussed her interests, strengths, and weaknesses. To encourage her to write more, I asked her to write a few sentences about a comic book superhero. I plan on using this avenue to bring out her writing abilities."
"Today we combined his sensory grammar skills with his own brainstorming skills in the hopes of simulating his writing exam this week. Instead of using a picture, we are now working on imagery. I am so proud of his progress!"
"Today we completed the last unit for religions of the world. I could not be more proud of the student's work in this course. He has completed research, written most of his discussion and had one discussion response complete. His reading and writing skills and comprehension have come such a long way and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his upcoming Shakespeare class."