Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student worked on math homework, which included reading questions, coming up with a strategy for solving them and then writing the answers."
"We assessed the student's 2nd and 3rd grade sight word recognition. We reviewed compound words, contractions, and homophones. We read a book about the weather and he did AMAZING! I also introduced the student to some educational websites that he seemed to like."
"I advised the student with her math homework which consisted of four word problems. She struggled with some of the wording of the problems. I had her draw a picture to represent the different lengths of the ribbon, and that helped. After her math homework I had her read The Fire Cat in order to complete her reading log for the week. I asked her comprehension questions throughout the book."
"For today's session, the student read fluency passages and books. I wanted to see how that would work for him, instead of mixing readings and fluency activities like we normally do. We spent the first 15 minutes doing some read-throughs of passages seven, eight, and nine. The student's times on these were the best he'd had for each of them. I was pleased about that. I had brought the first two books of the Magic Treehouse series with me, so we then started reading through the first one. I first explained how I had read this book for the first time when I was his age, and we talked about the story itself and what the book seemed like it was going to be about for a bit. The student was able to read through the first three chapters before we ended for the day."
"We practiced using adjectives and discussed using a thesaurus to help change words from boring (like good) to exciting (like fantastic or wonderful). We practiced filling in sentences with adjectives as well as creating our own sentences with adjectives."
"I assessed the students' reading levels and literacy skills to determine their areas of strengths and weaknesses using reading recovery books/ running record, and markers and paper. In addition to finding each girl's instructional reading level, I checked hearing and recording sounds and alphabetic principle. Both girls are bright and do not show characteristics of dyslexia. Areas of focus will be fluency (rate and prosody), automaticity, vocabulary, and oral language (English). I went over testing results with both parents after assessments and will return to start reading tutoring on Thursday at 6:00."