Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We talked about themes in City of Thieves, and came up with fear, power and prejudice. The student is going to reread the book and take notes, keeping those themes in mind while looking for new themes."
"Today we covered commas, run-on sentences, semicolons, and sentence structure. We also briefly covered typing -- the student only types 20 WPM, so that makes writing his papers long and difficult. Quicker typing would reduce the amount of time he has to spend on them and help him with getting through his homework quicker. The student was left with a moderate, but very doable amount of homework to complete by next week."
"The student and I went over the assignments I left for him to complete. He did really well with his homework and didn't revert back to his writing deficiency. I think he is doing well with progressing now."
"We worked on several different concepts this session. First we worked on practicing multiples and counting by different numbers, i.e. counting by twos, three, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, eights, and nines. I left the student with a review sheet to help with memorization of multiples. Next we worked on number lines. I gave him many different numbers between 0 and 500 and he arranged them on a number line. After that, we worked on distribution with subtraction and carrying the one with addition. I dictated to him several practice problems and he solved them. Finally, we completed his homework worksheet which involved a geometric 3D shapes treasure hunt. We looked around the house for different objects shaped like a sphere, cylinder, cube, and rectangular prism."
"With Student A, I introduced the letter I. We went over the shape of the letter and words that start with it. He then did a letter finding activity, which showed that he could differentiate I from other letters. With Student B, I introduced the concept of contractions. I have noticed that he stumbles over these in reading and I wanted to take the time to explicitly go over them."
"Today I believe was the most productive day for both students. The session began with the first student working on a Can/Have/Are chart about animals that swim. Then we labeled parts of a shark. Using the chart and diagram he was able to construct sentences with minimal help from me. We then worked on homophones. The second student worked today on a How-To story. We began with brainstorming and then moved on to adding sentences to the steps. He was able to then take the words and phrases and construct a well put together how to. We then finished the session with a brief session on compound words."