Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Began the session playing sight word memory with 20 new words. We then read story from school. He read very fluently. We played toe tap with 10 sight words that the student continues to struggle with. Then we played a game where the student had to get the word correctly to cross the room doing various things like hopping, spinning, etc. We worked on these 10 words until he was able to recognize without pause. I recommended to the student's mom, to put the words who, what, when, where, why, and how on Post-It notes around the house, as these were words he struggles with. Lastly, we read a benchmark C book and he read with very little difficulty."
"This was my first meeting with the student, which was mainly a diagnostic for me to see what the student's level of skill was. He is an unconventional learner. He does not want to sit at a desk and would rather sit on the floor. He knows some sight words from memory but has to spell anything out to read it. He kept telling me that he couldn't see the book. I suggested to his parents that he might need to get his vision tested. This could potentially explain why he can memorize spellings of words and not be able to read them off the page. If this is not the case, we will need to strategize how to better assist him in learning new words. I will prepare flashcards for next session and we will continue to try and improve his reading skills."
"I met the student for the first time and he was very focused and interested for the whole hour. He was eager to draw, so I asked him to draw something that we could use to write a story. He drew a tree and tree house, based on the book series he is reading. He wrote a several sentence story based on the picture as well. We then moved on to vowel sounds. We then read the first few sentences of the next book in the series he's been working on. I got a good sense of where he is in his reading and writing. His mother gave me some of his recent homework assignments so I can review those this week and plan the next session to reinforce what he's currently learning in school."