Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the letters and sounds. We did some worksheets identifying and writing CVC words with the short i sound. We went over her sight words. We went over of and is. We did rhymes with short i words. The student did well."
"We began with a quiz on the "Most Misspelled" words that I'd given the student to study; he had 6/10 correct, so we practiced those missed again until he felt confident in the spellings. We then went on to his book, "Magic Tree House #3." We read several more chapters and discussed the content and the meanings of new words. To finish with the reading for the day, I asked the student chapter-specific recall questions. He did well with those. He remains very enthusiastic about the book and the series, and is quite pleased that his mom purchased the whole set for him. He wants us to read them all! For homework, I assigned a total of 15 words from the "100" list: 11 new plus the 4 missed in this session for a quiz next session."
"I met with Student 1 for an hour and then with Student 2 for an hour. During my session with Student 1, we reviewed some assignments from her teacher. These assignments required the student to read, write, and spell words. This practice allowed her to enhance her reading ability. Next, I required the student to read several of the books that her parents had newly purchased. I was able to gauge her reading ability with these books because she had never read them before. Therefore, she was not able to simply recall what she remembered reading previously. She also could not simply look at the pictures and call words based on the pictures; she had to actually read the words. During the session with Student 2, we reviewed his homework assignment. This assignment called for him to read a story about the "space race." After I had the student read the story aloud to me, I asked him several questions to test his reading comprehension. He did very well with answering the questions, which demonstrated that he understood the story. Finally, he had to create a graphic art project which was to demonstrate the value of the United States' space program based on his reading. He completed this with project with no issues."