Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we reviewed chapter two and went over the student's answers to her reading questions. We also selected some vocabulary from the chapter to add to our vocabulary review cards. Finally, we worked on memory by playing a game. Her homework is to follow the reading question procedure we've been working on using chapter 3."
"We covered spelling, vocabulary, and math. I have not seen any grades. The student still struggles with math, but I am seeing much improvement. I left him with spelling words to go over. I have no concerns."
"He spent the entire session reading. We read and discussed 4 books: "I Spy A Dinosaur's Eye," "Everything Goes: Henry on Wheels," "Green Eggs and Ham," and "Flat Stanley: Show and Tell." We spent a lot of time discussing new vocabulary and how to break longer words into parts today, as these books were harder than the ones we've done in past sessions. He did very well."
"Today the student started by reading two books that she had brought home from school. We then went on to play a card game with letters and letter combinations where we had increasing numbers of cards in each hand. The object was to use the letters, which each had a point value, to make words and score the highest number of points. We worked together to find words in her cards. She was focused throughout the game."
"Today we read for a half hour from the chapter book we started on Monday. Then we did some grammar worksheets."
"We went over phonics and reading comprehension strategies. Student's retention skills have improved. The student was struggling a bit with pronunciation. I left the student with the session notes that I had written out for him."
"The student has become such a fluent reader. I'm so proud. We began the session with 20 minutes of reading and he hardly stumbled. Then we did some writing. I had him practice storytelling with Star Wars. He needed help with it, surely because he's new to composition, but maintained a good attitude."
"We did some reading together (I had her read aloud to me) and then we played a story-telling computer game together. She did very well with the reading. It was nice getting to know her a little bit better."
"The student and I worked on reading comprehension, homophones and phonics. He was also reading passages that were third-fourth grade level and he was able to grasp the main concepts and read most of the new words! I will move him back down to third grade reading next time. I will also leave some exercises with him. I am told that he was put on a reward system so that he is reading to his mom and dad in the evening and in the morning. We will continue to work so that he can translate what he is learning with me and do his best reading comprehension at school."
"The student and I met for the first time today. He read two short pieces, the poem "Buzz Buzz Bumblebee," and a short story about a dog with many colored balls. He grasped things very quickly, but often tries to guess words instead of sounding them out. We reviewed "-ed" and "-y" and discussed rhyme. He seemed to enjoy the "dog" exercise more, particularly when it came to creatively answering questions, like guessing what the color of the next ball would be, or drawing a picture of the dog with the ball. I assigned him to write a 5-sentence story including a dog and an alien and to draw a picture of his story for next time."
"The student was very attentive during this session. Her mother showed me some reading tools that I can use in which her teacher had given her. During this session I gave the student a practice spelling test and we worked on sight words. I also talked about the importance of sounding out her words. One great improvement I see in her is that she is open to asking for and receiving help."
"The student did very well during this session. We worked on her homework assignment for the first 45 minutes, which was a series of math problems involving addition, and also reading. We worked on lots of reading comprehension, which is the area that she can improve upon most. She did well and I can tell she has made progress since our first session. We spent the last 15 minutes of our session working on writing skills. We wrote sentences together and I helped correct some of her spelling and grammar. Looking forward to seeing her again next week!"