Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered writing and responding to literary questions. I have not seen any scores to note progress. He struggles to think critically and has a hard time making inferences when he reads."
"The student had a fantastic session today. First, we worked on creative exercises to help get ideas flowing for creating writing. Secondly, we read an excerpt from "Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key" and talked about identifying the main idea and supporting details. We created main idea and supporting detail cards and sorted them. Next, we worked on handwriting, spelling, and multiple meaning words; specifically the words there, their, they're, its, it's, your, and you're. I noticed the student had some trouble with differentiating between there, they're, and their, so we practiced more on those areas until she got the hang of it. Lastly, we talked about an upcoming project for language arts, and she brainstormed what she'll add to her language arts video. She was engaged, focused, and worked hard for the entire lesson."
"We finished the essay we started working on last week, specifically addressing the concluding paragraph. We started another essay about the student's trip to an amusement park. We paid special attention to some of the grammar concepts introduced last week (types of nouns, making sure to introduce pronouns, etc.) This was his best lesson to date. He seems much more comfortable expressing himself through writing. I am really pleased with his progress."
"Student shared a new chapter of her book. Tutor read the new chapter with ideas for editing. Student and tutor discussed/collaborated on writing another chapter. There was use of adjectives, similes, metaphors, dialogue and humor. Student appeared motivated and is focused on her writing."
"The first 50 minutes of the session went great! We read a fictional text, and then an informational text to practice reading a text book. He struggled with some of the words, and I can tell that when something is a little too challenging, he checks out. I did a couple of word ladders to break things up and have a little fun. "
"The first student worked on reading comprehension and on his current writing prompt. He has assessments and writing for homework. The second student worked on reading comprehension and her writing. She has another reading from the assessment for homework, and also she will continue to work on her writing."