Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did the sight words and added some new words. She read 30 words with s blends and wrote about 15 words with s blends. She did very well, only needing help with a few words, like sketch. We did a sheet identifying words that began with sh, ch, or th. We read the book "Danny the Dinosaur.""
"Continued working on reading comprehension and staying focused and really paying attention to what I am saying. Often, I will give her the correct pronunciation of a proper noun, and the next time she encounters it she will not remember it, because she wasn't really listening, so we're working on that focus. We're also trying to transition away from her reliance on reading out loud. I want to make sure she's getting just as much out of reading silently."
"Today, we worked on spelling and reading. First, we worked on a homework packet that the student had. This packet had questions about spelling words, meanings, and homophones. I explained to him the meaning of homophone and walked him through the rest of the homework, which he did very well on. After this, I had him read two short books. I wrote down 4-5 questions on each book for him to answer and he did very well. I can see that his reading comprehension skill is improving greatly."
"The student read aloud from Winter of the Ice Wizard for twenty-five minutes, and did a very good job filling out his reading log. He knows his spelling and vocabulary words inside and out. I had him write a few sentences using his vocabulary words. Then, we tackled his Singapore math book. He did a great job with some beginning division problems. Multiplication and division will be no issue for him!"
"The pupil read out loud from "The Vile Village" then wrote a second draft of her essay about regrets. She is improving on her transitions and her ability to explain events in detail. She is focusing on writing attention-grabbing introductory sentences and watching for run-on sentences. She finished by doing math worksheets involving decimals."
"The student's reading project on the topic of the kinkajou is to be presented tomorrow during class. She wrote and submitted the four paragraph rough draft essay to her teacher and was informed that she needed to add two more paragraphs. When I arrived, the student had just finished writing those additional paragraphs and was making other enhancements to her paper. We began our session by gluing down those images in her kinkajou booklet that were held in place with paper clips. I, then, provided her with some colored pencils to make the black and white images in her booklet more visually appealing as I read over her paper. Once we both came to a stopping point, I went over my suggested editing corrections and revisions with the student, paragraph-by-paragraph. I also had the student add her name to her paper and booklet. And lastly, I had the student stand in front of me and give her oral presentation, as if doing so for her classmates. I offered some gentle critiques."