Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I read a non-fiction text about day and night and the seasons. He was very engaged and had extensive background knowledge about the topic. His expression and fluency were on point, and he scored a 9/10 on the comprehension questions. I was impressed with him when he was self-aware enough to know he needed to re-read a complicated question before attempting to choose an answer choice. The vocabulary game is going well, and he can continue this practice independently when I am not there for tutoring sessions. Finally, we read another chapter of No Summit Out of Sight. He is most engaged while reading this book and only occasionally needs support with decoding difficult words."
"Yesterday we did word problems and used cookies to demonstrate area models for adding and subtracting whole numbers and fractions. We also read from her book and completed another cause and effect exercise. The formatting of the worksheet seemed to confuse her, but she better understood how cause and effect worked. She will also be receiving an award for most improved."
"For the first 30 minutes, the student reviewed his reading of spirit animals. As he reviewed, I created questions for him to answer that pertained to his reading. For the last 30 minutes, he answered his questions and we reviewed his answers."
"The student said that she thinks the reading comprehension portion of her end-of-year exams went well, and she has vocabulary tomorrow and spelling on Thursday. We went through all of her spelling words, and she spelled 81 out of the 85 words correctly; she was also able to correct her mistakes. We moved on to the vocabulary exercises in her workbook, since her teachers said that the vocab words in her packet won't be on the test. She answered all 20 questions correctly, and I wrote down the answers to the other closed-ended questions so that she can practice before school tomorrow."
"The student read to me her chapter book from the Magic Treehouse series. As she read I would occasionally ask comprehension questions, just to make sure she was comprehending what she was reading. She did a great job and impressed me with her comprehension skills which are growing with her reading skills. She did stumble on a few larger words, so I would recommend that she read her chapter books with an adult, just to make sure she is not skipping the words she may find new or difficult. I feel very confident in her abilities to continue in the chapter books and not to go back to the previous reading level books."
"The student practiced sight words, and we continued working on what, while, and our. We read Amelia Bedelia for Mayor, and the student had great tone based on punctuation. There was 95% accuracy on comprehension oral questions, and in math we practiced 3digit subtraction (the student was 100% accurate.) Introduced multiplication with 2's using drawings, fact family relationships and manipulatives. The homework is to complete subtraction sheet, and read the remainder of the book to be timed for fluency on Wednesday."