Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed spelling words from the previous session. The student was given 5 additional spelling words to review. We read aloud a novel he brought to the tutoring session. I also did a reading fluency test. The student read 88 wpm without any errors. The student was left with a short reading comprehension assignment."
"I had the student read the book we were working through. She demonstrated her skills in reading and she is showing a tremendous increase in her confidence while she reads. I suggest that she read level 2 books as her daily practice now, so that she remains challenged."
"The student and I read four books this week, including two difficult ones. I made notes of words which particularly challenged her, and I plan to focus on them next session. She is definitely improving, and when I remind her that she has seen a certain word in her flashcards, she generally remembers and gain confidence that she can pronounce it. I am noticing that when she takes the time to sound words out, she does really well. I have also started asking her to summarize the story after we finish; that way, I can make sure she is still grasping reading comprehension, even when we focus on the language itself."
"We worked on questioning strategies for focusing reading today. The student and I reviewed the progress of the plot of Leprechaun in Late Winter at the beginning of our session, and then we used what had happened so far to develop focus questions for the next chapter. We also identified key vocabulary using a pre-reading vocabulary skim strategy. Then we discussed the meaning of the unfamiliar words. After preparing for her reading, we worked on subjects and predicates, building off her previous study of parts of speech."
"On our final day, we completed the construction paper project. The students had to cut things from the vacation packet and organize it on a large page of construction paper. We also had to use the computer to search for the author and answer questions."
"Had a great session with the student. Since she has been doing so well I decided to play some games with her using her sight words. We played uno and scrabble (a simplified version). She had a blast. The next thing I want to introduce to her is really have her become comfortable with sounding her words out and asking for help when she is unsure about a word. She is very intelligent. I see progress."
"The student and I covered more phonics, spelling, and reading. She still struggles with spelling and phonics. I did not leave her with an extra activity. I have no concerns with this session."
"Today he read a first grade text orally. We then discussed the text to assess comprehension. He did well on this level He did not have materials to work on yet for third grade so we reviewed from last year. He then wrote letters of the alphabet for me."
"To practice her spelling words of the week, I had her come up with sentences for all the words as well as words from previous lists. Following that, we read the book she was assigned for the week as usual. The school newsletter mentioned that they would be practicing identifying details about the "beginning, middle, and end" of stories, therefore I had her write 2 sentences about each section of the book we read."