Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The main focus for this tutoring session was reading. We read various fiction books with a focus on comprehending the text. We practiced retelling, making connections and making meaningful predictions about a text based on prior evidence given in a text. All in all, the student did very well. We will continue to build on these skills in our next session. I left some reading materials for her to practice with until then."
"In our first session, I assessed the student's reading, writing, speaking, and number/ letter recognition by administering a variety of quick assessments. She is young, so I wasn't able to focus on one skill at length, but I was able to gather what I needed to form future lessons for her. I was impressed with her writing, recognition, and ability to decode basic words, so my focus will be on her speech development. The strategies that I used were integrated into other aspects of literacy: writing, reading, and comprehension. I noticed that she does have a desire to read, so by practicing together to read books she loves, she will be able to practice her speech."
"For this session, I split the time evenly between spelling practice and reading practice. The student was given several exercises to help him learn how to both read and spell words ending in "-tion" for half of the session time. For the second half, he had a book for reading comprehension that we worked with."
"The student seems to really be improving with his reading accuracy! He read through his library book with almost no correction from me, and he also did a great job reading the phrases on our roll and read game today. In addition to reading well, he also comprehended everything that he read and answered all the questions I asked about his reading correctly. I was excited to see how well he did with math, and I will incorporate that into our sessions in the future. We will work on fluency and spelling in our next session."
"I had a lot of fun with the student and reading tonight. I pulled various sports articles for him to read and talk about. I asked him what he knew and what he didn't know. It then connected to other things he knew and he shared some stories. I also learned about his love for college football. He did great."
"The student and I worked through several SAT reading comprehension passages and one LSAT reading comprehension passage. He continues to do extremely well on fictional prose passages, and his focus on social science and natural science passages appears to be improving. We have been working on LSAT and college level reading for the past few weeks, which he finds more challenging than he is used to because of the content and the length of the answer choices. However, his detail retention has been improving and he is becoming more comfortable handling college level reading questions, particularly when asked to justify his answer choices and explain why the other options are incorrect."