Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We broke the session into two parts as requested. We focused on how to read for understanding and comprehension. I brought a few articles from the assessment exam test website with questions. We talked about strategies for not only answering the questions in a timely manner, but being able to recall the information from the passage. During the writing session, we spent a little time figuring out the kinds of things the student works on at school. He does a nice job with grammar and organization it seems! We will work on fine-tuning his writing abilities in the weeks to come. I gave him a prompt to write a short essay on that we will discuss next week."
"Yesterday we had a very good class. We went over the literary texts: memoirs, poetry and drama. He feels more comfortable with their characteristics. We also analyzed, The Road Not Taken. He did pretty well with imagery and metaphors. We learned a new type, which was realistic fiction. He knew the characteristics already. We read a passage. He was a bit slow in reading it, so we read it over and over so he could do it with more fluency. His homework was to answer the questions in complete sentences. He is really a hard worker!"
"The student and I started off today by reviewing some of the sound practice we did on Friday, as well as adding in more sounds. He did really well today identifying the proper order of sounds, especially with the middle sounds that he usually finds difficult. We then played a round of Memory, as well as Go Fish for more practice recognizing letters and numbers. We finished by practicing blending letter sounds together to make words. He had a hard time with b-I-g and p-I-g, but he did very well with c-a-n and sk-i-p and the other words we looked at."