Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed his phonics and math homework. He does really well at completing the math facts with no mistakes. When working on the phonics homework, he was able to read the words, answer the questions, and match the blends with ease. He does really well and continues to make progress in everything we work on. This year we should practice sight words everyday as well as start working more on the two letter phonemes that I notice he has difficulties reading in some words. Overall, he does very well!"
"I let the student choose from a few books and complete a worksheet to learn the most difficult words from it first. He read half of the book and we went over flashcards of the vocabulary afterwards. With our remaining time he answered math word problems. He gave the book his complete attention, even with people coming in and out of the room, and he answered questions that I asked about the book every few pages very well. For next session we will either finish that book or read a new one about football teams that I'll bring, and continue to practice reading longer works."
"During my session with this student, he worked on his homework assignments. He has mastered a number of sight words. Moreover, we also played a letter game, where he had to identify the letter and sound of each letter flashcard. I was very impressed with his performance. I am certain he will gain all the skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten."
"The student and I started our session with playing the phonics review games on my cell phone to get him ready for the session. He is getting much better at these games now that he is regularly playing them and reviewing the words. We then played a matching/go fish hybrid game where I split the cards between the two of us and had him read them to me and ask me for my match. He did really well with this. The only words he initially did not know were "you," "free," and "my." He has improved greatly on his flashcards that we started with. At the end of the session, we played a review game on the cell phone, where he correctly identified "you"!"
"Our session today included reviewing blends and digraphs. We also worked on identifying and writing rhyming words. The student practiced sight words by writing the words and using them in sentences. To practice blending/sounding out words, I had her read nonsense words with different spelling patterns. She did very well with that. She also read from a primary reader and practiced sounding out words from the reader."
"We practiced the student's spelling words. She knew 7 out of 10 of the words on her list. We practiced the three words she didn't know so she would be ready for the test."