Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I read two books about bears during our latest session. He likes to read with different voices which can sometimes get in the way of his reading. I try to encourage him to give the characters different accents, but read anything that isn't a quote in a normal voice. His proficiency is very high. After the books, I asked that he write a book report in which he recounted the events of the book and stated that he liked it. Afterwards, we had some creative writing in which he wrote a silly how-to guide for riding a bicycle. I think the writing really helps him to synthesize his reading, practice spelling and sentence structure, and enhance creativity."
"We started with some more practice visualizing letters while spelling and reading complex words in order to help boost her ability to instantly recognize words and make reading easier for her. Then I quizzed her on her spelling words--which she was able to spell 100% correctly! Afterwards, I read "The Goat in the Garden" and "Eat Your Broccoli" to her, purposefully messing up at random intervals, asking her to identify what I got right and what I got wrong. Afterwards, she read "Baby Birds" out loud to me, and it was much easier for her this time. She had the most trouble with the word "babies". Then I quizzed her on all her sight words, finishing by having her quiz me on the proper spelling of all her sight words. Again, I would regularly mess up and have her explain to me what I did wrong."
"Reading Concepts: Print process, identifying small and capital letters, identifying letter sounds for the first letter in a word, matching words to pictures (nouns), identifying familiar words in short sentences. Identifying facts and opinions, identifying the main idea. Math concepts: counting evens and odds, adding multiple digit numbers, identifying patterns in math."