Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We got to cover a lot today including parts of speech (started to learn prepositions and conjunctions). The student breezed through the 4-digit addition, which I surprised about because he slightly struggled last week. He is such a fast learner and I am proud of his progression thus far. We did a spelling test. The only two words he struggled with were "area" and "value." We will continue to work on spelling. We also played some word and number games on a site that he enjoys. It was a great session; he is doing fantastic!"
"The student and I worked on two book reports. I saw some improvement in sentence complexity and detail. We then read and completed his reading comprehension and writing homework. Finally, he filled in a worksheet on verb tenses I brought."
"We worked on power words, and the student had a little bit of regression since last session. Then we did some reading; she did really well with the reading. I brought in books for her to read, so she didn't have the opportunity to memorize them ahead of time. She can read more than she realizes, so I am really focusing on trying to build her confidence. Then we played a few games that worked on memory, matching, and moving from left to right. We finished with some tracing and coloring activities to help improve letter formation."
"We started off with a fluency test from a page in a book that the student had previously read. He read 106 words with 5 mistakes in one minute, proving that when he likes the topic and is knowledgeable with more vocabulary he can read smoothly. I will keep doing this to build confidence. We partner read the rest of the book. I then did a 30-fact, 3-minute multiplication timed test and he had trouble with facts over 6. I then used a computer program to use arrays and skip counting to build up his confidence level. I will continue to do this."
"With Student A, we went over her sight words, then she practiced writing her sight words (I had her repeat them as she wrote). We finished our time by reading a book; she is good at sounding out words. For Student B, we began by doing her reading packet and finished three days worth of questions! Then she caught up on her math homework. Her mental subtraction is very impressive. We ended by doing 15 minutes of her reading aloud."
"The student and I reviewed her spelling and enrichment words to prepare for her test tomorrow. She also wrote a creative paragraph using five spelling words. We co-read for twenty minutes and answered questions to complete her reading log. We also completed a math worksheet on two digit addition with regrouping."