Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has his ELA standardized test in this coming week. He needs work in the area of writing, so we spent the session working on responding to a writing prompt from an online practice test. I showed him the RACE strategy for writing. Restate the question, answer the question, cute examples that answer the question, and explain your answer. I left him with an example layout. His mom was given sites to use for additional practice tests and prompts. The student was able to write a comparative responses discussing the differences in the subjects of two passages."
"We started today's session reviewing our sight words. The student did a great job reading them. We reviewed short vowel sounds and then focused on the short u sound. She used magnetic letters to form words. We then continued with our focus on the consonant blend ch. She read a list of ch words. She was able to look at pictures and circle those that started with that blend. She reread the book from yesterday and then read a new book about a dog trying to look like other animals. She then drew a picture of herself looking like an animal. She chose a rabbit. We ended our session with penmanship. She practiced writing the letter d. We will be meeting again on Thursday."
"Today, the student and I completed several reading comprehension worksheets, working on identifying the specific passages or phrases in the text where he found his answer. He has become more confident in his reading abilities and is good at looking for details in a text."
"Today the student and I worked on long division since this was something she needed help with last time we met. The more practice she gets, the better she gets at long division. After working on math, we read a chapter in her book and I asked her some comprehension questions."
"This week we continued to work with challenge sight words using the super speed reading activity. The student is able to beat his time, each time showing that he is better recognizing the words. While reading this session's book, he was asked to identify main characters and supporting characters. Additionally, I had him continue to work on his various reading strategies, like breaking the word up into smaller chunks. When he is having trouble, he wants to say what he thinks the word is rather than sounding it out at times. I continue to remind him to slow down while reading and if it doesn't make sense, he needs to go back and reread. We also worked on words that have "gh" but make the "ff" sound. His reading performance continues to improve each week."
"The student and I spent time ascertaining his level of reading. He then read two small books that had been assigned by his reading specialist, and did the exercises for one of them. He comprehends what he reads, but he needs help learning how to articulate this. We will continue to work on this."