Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was incredibly focused today! We practiced reading and writing 2 new lists of sight words, and then did a little bit of phonics. Once we got through the assignments I gave her for today, we worked on a number of different reading worksheets. She wrote a story using her list of sight words from last week, we did some puzzles to practice sight reading, and a worksheet to practice spelling and identifying rhymes. She seems to be getting more confident at working things out for herself, and is using the skills she has to sound out new words and figure out patterns. Tomorrow we'll continue to build on the skills we were using today."
"We covered his vocabulary words (weather), number sequence, and we read his school book. His attitude was positive. He read very well, sounded out words, asked questions, and seemed interested. He struggled with long vowel sounds."
"The student and I focused on her reading fluency this session. I asked her to read phrases and short sentences containing the first 100 words on the sight-word list and timed her. I explained that as her fluency improved, she would be able to see that reading these same phrases would take less and less time. We then "echo-read" three books. I noticed that most of the words that tripped her up were the sight words that I was certain she knew. I pointed this out to her and explained that almost all of the words she would ever read she already knew and that she just needed to practice them. She understood this and was very engaged and willing to work! At the end of the session, I explained how to "echo-read" to the student's mother so that she could continue working on fluency with the student."