Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student A and I worked on writing, reading, and math this session. Without much help he was able to correct several mistakes and come up with some great sentences. We then moved to a reading passage where he was able to learn some new words by interpreting context. He did very well with this. Lastly he worked on some fraction problems. He had only done a little bit with fractions during the school year so this was a little challenging for him, but he put in some great effort to figure out the problems. Student B and I worked on counting and writing out numbers from about 1-30, as well as practiced recognizing similar vowel sounds. She knows her numbers well but often writes them backwards, so we practiced writing them out correctly. She has very nice writing so far. I taught her to use the symbol < to talk about which number was bigger and she did very well with this. Lastly she did a few different exercises with different vowels where she needed to recognize which words had the same long and short vowel sounds. She slipped on a few words but for the most part did a great job."
"We read poems by Ranier Rilke and Dean Young, the student completed vocabulary exercises, we went over the student's work to date on his research paper, and he did three flash-fiction writing exercises."
"The student is working hard on a long story about a secret room in his house. I am pleased with the story's progression up to now."
"Today the student and I worked on her sight words. She has improved a lot since the last time we worked on sight words! We then went over some specific vowel sounds. She did such a great job staying focused. We finished the session by reading an Elephant and Piggie book."
"Today, the student counted perfectly from 1-100 and successfully counted by 10's and 5's. We then went over some basic spelling words (cat, bat, sat), and I asked her to go through the alphabet. It turned out that she had a bit of difficulty with remembering l, m, n, o, p, and I realized that was because in the ABC song, those five letters are sung very fast so she never actually learned them. We spent about half an hour going through the alphabet and making sure she knew and could pronounce each individual letter."
"The student read a nonfiction selection today that was a bit challenging in that it was written to an unusual audience. In terms of oral reading and pronunciation, he is doing much better. After answering the follow-up questions, I gave him homework to rewrite a summary in paragraph form. I gave him a framework to work from, which included introduction, 3 main details, and a summary statement. He continues to be a hard worker and is very eager to complete high quality work."