Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed addition and subtraction facts. The student checked her subtraction answers using addition. She also added 3 numbers together by combining 2 numbers first. She then read Arthur's Science Fair trouble by Marc Brown, a level 3 reader. She was able to read with minimal assistance and use picture clues to help with words she didn't know."
"The student and I focused heavily on reading and writing this session. He practiced writing his name and other words neatly and legibly. He also practiced retelling the plot of a simple story. I taught him some strategies to improve his reading comprehension skills. For math, I introduced him to fact families of addition and subtraction. We discussed place value and I asked the student to "defend" his answer on multiple occasions. This will improve his overall "Math Talk," which is a focus of math standards for first grade. He worked hard and tried his best. He took needed "brain breaks" and worked on staying focused. We ended our session by playing a game of bingo that helped his review the beginning sounds of words."
"The student and I did work on the ai short and long sound and then we worked on the beginning and ending sounds of words. We then worked on vowel sounds and what vowels were needed to add to the blanks to create the words."
"We began our session by doing letter flashcards. The student continues to gain confidence about knowing her letters but still struggles with the letters U, N, and M and the lowercase letters d and b. She did worksheets about the letters L and M and we went over d and b. I showed her a visual way of remembering which one was d and which one was b. I also had her work on writing her name, which she cannot yet do without some assistance. Finally, she worked on counting and writing her numbers, which was challenging for her. She still needs help sometimes when counting to 15. This will be a topic that we will continue to work on."
"For this session, the student and I practiced his spelling words. He did a fantastic job and is able to spell all of his words on today's list! He completed his homework, which included writing sentences using adjectives and single digit addition. He did an excellent job generating adjectives for his sentences. He also did a great job answering the math problems. He is still a bit resistant to using the counting up method, but did give it a try several times."
"The student and I worked on oral reading comprehension by listening to a 2 paragraph story. We worked on single and double digit addition. We began working on timed math practice -- 20 problems in 3 minutes. He had a difficult first time and we did it again and he increased his # of problems by 3 and liked correcting his own work by putting a star by the ones he got right. We worked on past and present tense verbs and singular and plural words. I taught him how to use and fill in an addition chart to 10."