Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I started by testing the student's 4th grade sight words. He did very well and knew 99% of the words. I learned that he reads very well. I taught him strategies for comprehending what you read, which are: Make Predictions/ Ask and Answer Questions/ Retell and Summarize/ Connect the Text to Life Experiences. I explained each and gave examples of how to use them before, during, and after reading. Next I had the student write these steps down in his journal and draw a simple picture next to each one to help him remember the steps. We read short stories, Weekly Reader articles and I had him answer comprehension questions for each. While we read, I had the student use the techniques I taught him. He seems a bit shy and I appreciate his efforts and good attitude."
"The student started the tutoring session by reading a book to me. He sounded out all of the words by himself, and he did a great job. He did a page in his workbook that had him read words and then color the picture that matched the word. This also addressed some vocabulary questions. One of the words was sky so I taught him about the letter Y, and how it can make the long e sound or the long i sound at the end of a word. He practiced counting to 100, including the transition numbers, which are tricky for him. This helped us also practice counting by tens. He practiced telling time and number identification. We also reviewed spelling the word the."
"Prior to the session, I received some great news from the student's mother. She informed me that, during a meeting with his teachers, she was informed that he is doing well in school and that he is now reading on grade level. What wonderful news! I always admire his willingness and drive to learn. During this session, I assisted the student with completing his language arts homework, which required him to identify the pronouns and their antecedents in each sentence. He also had to complete a reading comprehension and writing exercise, wherein he was required to read a passage and write the main idea and two supporting details. In the final minutes of the session, I requested that he read a book of his choice. He chose to read from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, with each of us taking a turn reading a page."