Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we began by doing our letter sounds. Then we read two books, a level F and then a level G. The student was focused and very well behaved."
"The student read several books to me and then I went over her comprehension questions and we also reviewed some of the more challenging words. She is very good at recognizing sight words. We also worked on her hand writing, which is improving."
"We read through a level 2 book about dinosaurs. He read some of the material alone, more than he had on Monday. We also worked with kindergarten level and 1st grade level words on flashcards. He is working on remembering those words when he sees them in a story and recognizing words that sound the same. He is making progress."
"The student worked on decoding and building -ap words (i.e. map, lap) as well as reviewing old and new sight words (to, on). He created a sentence using his new words and began the book Nat's Cat. This is an -ap/-at word book with little repetition so we will break it up into two sessions. He did very well as always! Reinforcing his sight words through the week is working great; he is learning them very fast. The goal is for him to say them without sounding them out."
"The student and I worked on reading and spelling today. We read a non-fiction book about golden retrievers. I read every other page in an effort to keep her engaged and away from her frustration level. She did a great job approaching new words by sounding them out. She seemed to have a problem with skipping lines, so we used a paper clip to "point" at the line she was on which we slid down as she read. After reading, we worked on her spelling words. Her teacher assigned surprisingly difficult words, but after some practice she was able to spell them all. She is a quick learner."
"For reading, the student had purchased some books at the book fair, so he wanted to read some of those. He chose to read a dinosaur book. As we were practicing reading that, I asked him to point out all the words that he did not understand so that we could learn how to look up words in a dictionary. We discussed them based on context. We will practice looking them up in the dictionary during the next session."
"Worked on sorting digraphs /kn/ /ph/ and /k/. Were able to navigate through the word sort with ease. Also did a writing prompt which she was asked to explain what she was doing for Thanksgiving."
"The student reinforced her reading skills by reading "Milk From A Cow," "The Farm," "Signs on the Way," "Go" and we read "Mind Your Manners" together. She also completed Phonic matching exercises using the tablet."
"The student read several picture books today. She is showing progress in some areas. She is using the pictures to help her and is recognizing rhyming words more readily."
"In this session, the student and I worked on reading. He chose to read "Are You My Mother?" which he enjoyed and seemed to be familiar with. We continued to practice writing out and breaking down larger words, which seemed to help with his word recognition. We finished with a rhyming word activity."
"The student and I focused mainly on her comprehension during her session. We read a few books at her instructional level. We reviewed how to decode words and how to focus on reading each word carefully and accurately help with her comprehension. She was able to answer all factual questions by looking for the answer in the text. When prompted with "where in the story do you see that" or "tell me more" she was able to work towards the answer. I will be emailing mom some extra practice work for over the holiday break."
"We worked on her homework and practiced reading fluently using a telephone. We practiced spelling sight words and worked on all short vowels. In math, we looked at missing addends and used subtraction to help us find the answers."