Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began with the pronunciation of the alphabet. The student is already very familiar with numbers and is almost always able to see a color and identify it in English. We discussed basic introductions, greetings, important phrases like "repeat, please", questions like: "Where do you live?" "How old are you?". She is struggling most with pronunciation. I told her to begin watching television in English instead of in Spanish so that she can focus on pronunciation, vocabulary and colloquialisms."
"We did an activity using grocery ads to make Bingo boards, so the students had to ask Q's like what is this? How do you spell_____? Do you like__? Do you want___/ and follow directions such as cut it smaller, please give me the____. On Friday we will divide into categories such as fruit, drink, etc. to play Bingo again."
"The student is showing great improvement in his English speaking abilities. We listened to a recording of him from when he first began tutoring and he agreed that he has come a long way. We did some exercises to practice present and past tense and we will continue to do these speaking exercises in the future. We also worked on reading and revisited a piece that discussed the Battle of Saratoga."
"The student read a poem entitled "The Sandcastles." His goal is to continue improving on reading with expression and fluency. We covered parts of a poem such as lines and stanzas. We discussed different forms of brainstorming and its correlation to reading. His homework was to write about the poem using the web he had made during his session."
"We switched between math word problems and student driven vocabulary. We practiced reading, pronunciation, and word recognition in addition to basic translation. Math is her strong area, so she enjoys word problems more than reading other texts."
"The student's homework today focused on the letters Z and Q, the number 13, and the -at word family. She was able to write the letters and numbers without any problem. She had to write the -at words next to their picture, and she got every one of these correct. She did a good job reading her story. At the end of the story, was a list of sight words and -at word family words. We practiced these and she was able to read the ones she has seen before. We will continue to work on sight and high frequency words."