Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on reading fluency. We first re-read a story that he was reading in class. Next, we worked on reading and pronouncing his vocabulary words."
"During this session, we started out practicing some vowel and consonant sounds, using key words and actions to help us remember those sounds. Today, we practiced "A apple a," "I itch i," "N nut n," "S snake s," and "T top t." Next, we practiced reading sight words. Today's sight words were "a" and "the." Then we read two sight words-focused books to practice reading those words. Finally, I supervised the student while he completed a homework assignment where he needed to write about a book he read. He wrote about "A Park," the sight word book that helped him practice reading the sight word "a." Finally, we talked about a reading strategy called "Lips the Fish." With "Lips," the student looks at the first letter in the word, thinks of the sound that letter makes, then gets his lips ready to make the sound. We practiced this with several words that start with the letter "n." Sometimes he did not understand when I asked him to point to the "first" letter in a word. When I told him to point to the "number 1 letter" or the "starting letter," he was able to do it, so I think that he just does not use the word "first" much in his vocabulary yet. Well done!"
"The student made an outline for his evidence-based claim essay, as well as planned the 12 "freeze frame" events for his final project."