Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session, the student completed her spelling homework first. Then she worked on her writing homework (paragraph). I created an outline page for her to fill out with her ideas, then she wrote the paragraph. We then used a 3rd grade level nonfiction passage about squid, provided by me, and she read it out loud for fluency practice. She also answered a few multiple choice and short answer questions for comprehension practice, and we discussed difficult new vocabulary in the passage."
"The student and I started working on comprehension, but I quickly realized the material was not at her level. We then worked on spelling and vowel sounds with rhyming. She had a great attitude. Any additional practice with vowel sounds, spelling, and sight words is going to be a big help - and something I will be working on with her in coming sessions!"
"When we review our words, the student writes a sentences containing the word. The sentences she thought of today were descriptive and added more details than sentences she thought of in the past sessions. We also worked on her handwriting today to make sure she stayed writing on the line instead of drifting upwards. While reading our story, she actively pointed out words that she recognized."
"The student read another chapter from the fantasy story he is reading. We stopped at various points to discuss the progression of the story and make inferences about the characters and the author's purpose. He filled in the three-column chart we started with a quote from the text, an interpretation in his own words, and an inference drawn from the text. He then worked on his math homework which involved division of a fraction by a whole number."
"Today we worked on the long e (irregular) and the long a (irregular) within spelling words and sight words. We practiced finding ways to remember spelling words by breaking them apart and making connections. We also played a few long and short vowel games to help with irregular vowel sounds within words. The student fluently read a level 1 reader independently. He was very focused and worked hard today."
"The student has an English test, a history quiz, and a science project due date coming up this week. He said that he was the most concerned about the English test, so we spent most of our time reading and studying in preparation for that. We also discussed general time management and study habits. Tomorrow we'll have plenty of time to continue the studying and work that we began today."