Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started with a pre-test on the words in his spelling workbook. First, he reviewed them briefly, and he only missed two. Then we did a "scavenger hunt" exercise involving weather facts. He did very well and stayed focused and interested throughout. Next we started a new book in the A-Z series: "The Mayflower Treasure Hunt." He continues to be enthusiastic about this reading. He did fairly well with his speed and analyzing words he didn't know. He needed help breaking unfamiliar words into syllables, but, once we did, he pronounced them without difficulty."
"We finished reading about Pocahontas and began reading about economic concepts. We completed this session by reading about Hawaii."
"Student 1 and I worked on concepts of letter identification; writing large and small letters a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i; writing names, and sight words. Student 2 and I worked on how to identify sight words, nouns, alphabetizing words, and using chunking to identify new words. Student 3 and I worked on alphabetizing words, reading nouns from sight word list, and writing numbers one to twenty in words."
"The concepts specifically covered are as follows: Reviewed by reciting 70 phonograms (2 times each using hand gestures), comprehension, decoding, retell, reading the story for understanding. The student is struggling most with comprehension and decoding. The student's attitude towards the material reviewed is great. The student feels that he understands what he reads more and can figure out words better. Strategies reviewed and use in this session were segmenting word using the phonics method, and rereading for understanding. I did not see any scores/grades."
"We covered vocabulary, the student was struggling with the ability to focus. The student's attitude towards the material reviewed was positive and was having a lot more retention. I included new strategies that involve annotating his work. I left him with two assignments, one to memorize and recite the definition of five fifth grade level vocabulary words, and a second to bring a list of words he does not understand to the next session."
"This tutor met with student and parents to work on phonics and reading skills. To begin, tutor and student engaged in a scrabble style game to make words using letter tiles. As words were built, student sounded out words. Then tutor had student use vowel blends to build words, as words were constructed, student would switch letters to form word trains. Lastly, student read a book and discussed details as he turned pages. Tutor created flashcards when student was stuck. These cards will be used to practice with each session."