Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed of parts of speech aloud and via online game. She practiced writing brief (5 sentence) response about what she did the previous weekend. We reviewed advanced addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication via online games that made her think quickly. She practiced simplifying fractions via online game."
"We went through the student's schedule and reviewed examples of homework from each class. Then we reviewed work for his natural science test this Wednesday."
"The student had just taken the skills assessment test in school and explained that he felt the least confident on vocabulary (root words and words without context) and using context clues. We used the a prep book to begin making flashcards for common root words and prefixes. I would give the student the root or prefix, ask if he could think of a word with that root, and then give him a word with that root. (Ex.: submarine.) He would guess using his background knowledge, and did a great job getting close to the definition. I would then give him the definition and several more examples as he created his note card stack on the tablet. We did this for the first 45 minutes and for the second we moved onto commonly tested vocabulary terms in the book, getting through the first 9 on the list. I did the same thing as I'd done with the root words, and the student was able to practice using his context clues as I gave him several sentences. His homework was to create his own sentences using the words we'd learned."
"The student and I worked on his math facts first so that he could pass his timed test tomorrow. We did them out loud and he was able to pass in less than 1 minute. Next, we did his grammar worksheet that was different types of sentences and punctuation. We used color coding to differentiate between the sentence types. Last, we filled out his assignment notebook for tomorrow."
"We started the lesson by reviewing the student's red folder for his assignments for the week. He also took out his spelling and math classwork packets that had been returned to him from the teacher. He and I reviewed his weekly assignments and developed an action plan for him to complete all the work. First he worked on his math homework, section G of Daily Review. He had completed the problems in class; I corrected it and found one mistake. He made the necessary corrections. Next he worked on his memory phrase.. Read, Write and Say. He completed this task, and he made only 3 mistakes when he recited the verse. We then went on to reading for 20 minutes. He was starting a new book titled Big Nate. This book is written by the same author as Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The book is primarily written in comic book format, with quite a bit of dialogue. A recommendation is that the student vary his reading genres and authors this will help in vocabulary development and reading comprehension. I quizzed him as he read the book on the vocabulary he encountered and worked with him on pronunciation of words. Finally we went through all graded classwork assignments. I had him correct his mistakes so he understood why he missed the problem. The math concept "period" value of a number gave him the most difficulty. I told him I would bring him some additional practice worksheets and charts to help him with the concept at our next lesson. Wednesday, he is to study for a science quiz he will be having Thursday. I asked him if he had any study materials. He said they had been studying about insects, yet now they were studying about quails. I requested that he bring the science material that he needs to study to the next tutoring session."
" We covered phonics practice while reading social studies. We also covered Math, specifically prime numbers with in depth questioning about the concepts."