Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"* The student has mastered the 15 vocab words from the 7th grade list we were working on. * She read a text and answered multiple choice questions. * Then we did critical thinking - again answering questions using the words. * I read a story using the "peripheral vision" guide and asked her to follow along."
"We covered reading comprehension. We worked out of an exercise book that provides the student with sample stories and follow up questions for practice. The two stories were fiction and nonfiction pieces. They were pre-tests to test the student's present knowledge. The questions consisted of figurative language terms like idioms and personification. They also asked him to explain the main idea or the points behind each story. He struggled a little with distinguishing the difference between the figurative and the literal sense. As these were pre-tests they gave me a better idea of how I can model the correct responses and how he can produce them in the future."
"We worked on a Language Arts assignment doing character identification for Henry V and Comedy of Errors. We talked about correcting grammar and researching the characters. We also worked on a worksheet/guided reading about the Spanish-American War. We discussed strategies on where to find the information in the textbook."
"Looked at workbook practice he has been using, then started a word family exercise to determine phonemic knowledge. Homework: tell someone about what we did, including monster e-story, and how that helped make the word family. Plan to do some OG phonemic awareness conditioning."
"Today we did a lot of work with phonics. The student did well. We will continue to build up her confidence towards longer passages. I left her with a fun fortune teller origami for choosing books to read."
"The student has finished school for the year and I got an opportunity to look over her progress reports with her mom before starting the session. The school was rating her reading at a very low level, approximately a 4, when she needs to be at a 18-20 level. I do not see that in her reading with me, and so I am going to attempt and gather some reading level gauges to evaluate her during a session. She read approximately 4 pages for me, and after each page I asked her questions about what she just read. If she did not have an answer, she had to re-read the passage to find the answer. After doing that for most of the session, we did several sight words. I'll be seeing her again on Tuesday."