Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I discussed our independent essay about art. We completed the three body paragraphs and are moving on to editing. We also reviewed comma rules and started thinking about our next project."
"The student and I went over an opinion piece he had to write regarding China and its policies aimed at reducing population and pollution. He was tasked with arguing for or against these policies and giving alternative solutions. We discussed his feelings and views, then he wrote out his paper while I supervised and helped him along the way. He has made great progress in his writing ability and in his ability to develop/argue his points. With some help in phrasing or figuring out how to lay out his ideas, he wrote an excellent opinion piece that will be sure to receive a good grade. He did not really struggle, really working through the task and utilizing what I have taught him along the way. I simply reinforced the ways to approach critical writing/reading/thinking and gave him pointers so he can keep improving. We are really getting some great work done together."
"I went over 4th grade spelling and math with the first student and helped the second student review for us upcoming English test. I also checked his math homework."
"Today, a fluency test was conducted to address the concerns the student's mother stated the teacher noticed. His results indicated that he is diffluent. I also taught him a strategy to address the main idea deficits, and he seemed to grasp the concept."
"Today, for our first tutoring time, we looked at the book "Dr. Seuss's ABC" to help with the student's reading. She already knows the names of the letters, and pretty much knows what sounds each of them makes. Our goal now is to help her recognize those letter sounds in words to help her read what they say. The ABC book helps at her level because all the words are grouped by what letter they start with. The pictures of the words also give her helpful hints. I also showed her different words that end in the letters "and" and "ond" to help her group those words in her head. She took home the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" to read later on today."
"Today, I asked the student to retell the first two Dirty Harry stories, as I flipped through the different pages. We then read the last of the Dirty Harry stories, which was about Harry going to the beach with his family. Then, I made up a word game (hangman) for her to guess some of the words related to our story. She is getting much better at sounding out words! She seems to be excited about her new school year. Her motivation to learn has gone way up in the past week."