Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's homework was to read chapter five, but she read both 5 and 6! This was very helpful, and we were able to review the contents of both chapters quickly with no problems. We used this information to further evaluate previous predictions we had made. We finished this session with fluency practice from the second grade fluency book."
"Today I brought a book for the student to read. Most of it was in the form of handwriting rather than printing, and I complemented her on her ability to read the parts that were in cursive. We also worked together on the harder words."
"The student did an amazing job. We continued to work on the importance of using blends. This time we used flash cards to facilitate learning. She was very engaged as we practiced her spelling words and read another book. I see continued growth with her, and she is growing more confident."
"The first thing I helped the student with was math homework. Then I helped her review reading homework. After that we read a few books. While reading we talked about unknown words and I asked her questions about comprehension."
"Today's session began with the student's homework which consisted of writing contractions to commonly used phrases. He had to make a choice from a word bank of contractions. I guided him with learning to pronounce the words as well as to read the sentences switching between contractions and the regular words. After this, we continued to work on the original list of challenging words that I had given him in our first session. He learned to spell, write and pronounce 5 more of those today."
"Today we went over his previous tests to see what he has been learning and what we need to improve on. He has been getting better with his reading comprehension, however we need to work on long term remembering skills. He does very well with remembering the story he has just read and answering questions after that which is a great improvement from the beginning. We need to work on him remembering a story he read either from yesterday or a week before so if he has a test he can recall that information. His biggest area for improvement in reading right now is spelling, so I will be bringing exercises for him to do with me and when I am not around to improve his spelling. Over all he is making great strides and does well in listening to what I say and implementing that in our work together. We will continue to work on helping him use these practices in his school work."
"The student did well in her session on Tuesday. We spent about half of the session working on her math assignment, and the second half reading and answering comprehension questions that I provided. She is still working on finding an addition strategy that works best for her, but is making progress in this area. She is doing much better regarding reading comprehension, and also has become more confident reading aloud."
"This session was great! The student has been improving by leaps and bounds. We read Calvin and Hobbes, which I've noted before is quite a challenge for him, and he breezed through it. I mean, we read more than a dozen pages, which is completely unprecedented. When he'd stumble on a word, he'd pause and read it again, usually getting it right by the second time. Sometimes he'd look to me for a prompt and I'd help him out. He never used to do this--he just wanted to read even if he got everything wrong. Now he can read new words with little difficulty and no fear. He's doing great. We made a spelling list based on his reading to go over next time when I meet with him in two weeks."
"The student did well while I was away this past three weeks. Her reading and comprehension are now in some cases, ahead of her classmates as she has indicated some of the material we have covered from time to time has not yet been covered in her class (e.g., contractions, nouns, verbs). She had recall level memory of these items. We have discussed moving our sessions to once a week for the next 2-3 weeks."
"We went over some reading comprehension/speed exercises, as well as some grammar and spelling worksheets."
"Reviewed and corrected homework on vocabulary words; the student had to write sentences using his vocabulary words for the week. Then he completed a comprehension worksheet for me by reading aloud and then answering questions."
"The student read a book appropriate for second grade, and I asked him questions as he read about the characters and what he thinks will happen next. Then he wrote a very good summary of the story. He asked questions when he got stuck."