Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I specifically covered the repetition of words with the focus more on the creativity of writing a story rather than the focus on reading. The student struggled a bit on making the effort to really sound out a word. He kept trying to guess upon the appearance of the word. His attitude was quite positive. I strategically had the student focus on the creativity of a story, so when he read it, it was with the purpose of researching information rather than "reading for reading.""
"We worked on spelling and reading comprehension. He had some difficulty with spelling words with ur and er in them. He had a great attitude towards learning. I included strategies and he was left with practice."
"We read the first chapter in the book "Ms. Mary is Scary". The student did very well reading the chapter out loud. We made a list of words he struggled with. After reading the chapter, I set up a few spelling activities for him to practice the words he didn't know. He did pretty well with these. After this I went back and asked him questions about what we read. He got all but one question right. I told him he needs to look at the words again before Sunday and to reread the first chapter and start on the second chapter. On Sunday I will be asking him questions about both chapters."
"We reviewed the second and third drafts of his last two essays. He continues to make strides in organization and claim defense. We also reviewed his first draft of his op ed. He does well with condensed style writing because he doesn't have the space for repetitive ideas. He will write new drafts of these three, as well as select another topic for a second op ed for the next session after the new year."
"Today we began the session by working on the student's winter story. I had him draw out his story so that he chose one variation, which we spent the majority of the session writing out. In the end, he wrote over 5 sentences, spelling most words by sound only. His patience while writing has improved quite a bit. We then focused on the 9 sight words again, and this time, he got only 2 wrong. For tomorrow, he should color and cut out the hand puppets of his winter package, so we can practice his story and make any final corrections he'd like to make."
"The student continued to use various texts, which I supplied, to strengthen her reading skills. This session used many words she had never seen before. Some she sounded out very well. Others were more difficult and she needed prompting. This day she learned to go more slowly and listened carefully to the sounds of words being formed. We did a small piece of writing which she had fun doing, and she liked what she had composed."