Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did spelling homework, including sorting words and changing words from past tense to active. We also reviewed her spelling words and read the first chapter of her AR book."
"*Wrote alphabet (upper/lower case) -Issues with writing "p" backwards, so practiced writing correctly *Practiced spelling/writing several sight words -She shows much improvement with this *Wrote sentences using sight words -Again, she shows much improvement *Reviewed/wrote spelling words -Spelled them all correctly on the first blind try *Wrote numbers 1-30 -Issues with "9" which she writes like the letter "p," so practiced writing 9 correctly *Addition/subtraction (wrote each problem) -Shows improvement but still needs work with larger problems, such as 9+8, 12+8, 20-7, etc. *Practiced adding coins -Still needs a lot of work. She knows the values of the coins but will use different coin values, such as use 0.10 when she is counting pennies, when counting It's been a pleasure working with this student. She's bright and polite. She will continue to improve, particularly if she works on adding coins and reviewing sight words on a regular basis."
"The student and I had a busy hour together. First, we worked on word families with the short /a/ sound. Using plastic letters, she created words rhyming with /ap/, /at/, /an/, and /am/. She really liked the activity. I will repeat it next week with a different vowel. Second, we worked on sections from her workbook. She needed some reminders to slow down and take her time with the reading and writing exercises. Third, we focused on her spelling words for the week. She wrote them in sentences, practiced spelling them orally, and then took a pretend spelling test. She responds well to praise and positive reinforcement."