Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began the session by playing our high frequency word game. I changed the words in the game to more complex words. Next, he completed his homework assignment which was to write a story about his class putting on a puppet show. He had to use a list of singular nouns as possessive nouns in his story. After completing his homework, we reviewed his spelling words for the week. We then did a long vowel/short vowel sort. He grouped all the long vowels together and all the short vowels together very well."
"During today's session we worked on reading a complex text. We discussed how to determine the meaning of words based on their context, as well as using root words. We utilized retelling strategies to digest the content of the passage. I also emphasized the importance of re-reading, and modeled thinking during difficult parts of the passage. After reading, we worked on answering text dependent questions. During this portion of the session, I focused our work on short response writing, and emphasized the need to read over writing in order to correct mistakes, such as repeat words, and capitalization. Towards the end of the session, we worked on math concepts around number sense. We used manipulatives to break numbers into their factors, and worked to see relationships between factors of a number."
"The student and I primarily worked on her writing skills today. We also went over text structure and critical analysis as well. She has an upcoming district assessment that we will be preparing for in each upcoming lesson."