Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on reading an article on the Miranda Rights, as well as general comprehension strategies to maximize his ability to read independently. He seemed to work slightly more eagerly than in our previous session, and his overall focus was good."
"The focus for this session was reading. The student read various fiction and nonfiction books with a focus on comprehension. Her overall comprehension of fiction texts went very well. With the nonfiction texts, she had trouble asking and answering questions about the text based on the table of contents, but was able to summarize and include important details from the text based on the headings. We will continue to work on these skills during our next session. I left some books for her to practice with until then."
"We worked on the f and v, both the letter sounds and making upper and lower case letters. I also taught the short o sound. Then we built words with his flashcards, making the individual sounds and then modeling "sound blending." We practiced making his numbers and played a counting game with two dice. I tried to get him to use "counting" on as a strategy, and shared it with Mom."
"We worked on power words, and reading skills. We looked and read through some of the student's books she has available for silent reading time at school. Then we did a quick letter and sight word assessment. Next we did a short letter review on some letters that she was having a hard time with. She sometimes struggles with the names of letters, however she remembers the sound the letter makes. Overall she is improving and strengthening her skills. I have emailed her teacher and I am still waiting on a response. I left note cards with sight words and a list of letters to review until our next session."
"Subject area covered: Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension via Vocabulary Development Reading fluency was practiced via a repeated reading passage and a grade level reading passage. The components of reading fluency were reviewed within the aforementioned practice. Specific components reviewed in today's session included voice intonation and tracking. Reading comprehension was addressed through vocabulary development. Specifically, we worked on a vocabulary task that involved using reference materials, including a dictionary and thesaurus, and a writing task to increase vocabulary development."
"In this session the student watched a video on silent letters and pronounced words with the silent letter. We reviewed previously recorded new vocabulary words and identify silent letters. She then read a comprehension on Penguins, answered the questions, and then did oral reading from Nat Geo Magazine for kids."