Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started by working on a word ladder. We then reviewed vowel sounds and our spelling words. We worked on a homophone worksheet. Next, we worked on summarizing workbook pages. Lastly, the student read an article from a magazine, and he then had to write a short paragraph taking a position based on what he read. We reviewed his writing so he could see and understand his errors."
"The student and I worked on reading. He is improving at identifying mood and I suspect he may be drawn in to the story. Had a really good math section. He is solid on multiplication tables. Will continue to work in this direction."
"In this session, we focused on words ending with -y and how they are converted into their past tense form. This set her up for reading a level J book that had a variety of -ied words, as the story took place in the past. We also discussed the difference between present tense and past tense and how one can tell the difference. In the end, we focused on a worksheet that discussed cause/effect in the story."
"We started with using 6-9 letter words and had the student chunk them. She did well independently chunking in appropriate places and reported that the activity felt easy to her. We then read a passage. I did not score, only recorded words she mispronounced or stumbled on. Out of the 253 words in the passage, she only stumbled on 4. She read at a reasonable rate and did not go back and reread parts. Her reading still is not at a fully fluent rate but her reading overall was much better. We then reviewed the prefixes re- and un- and learned the suffixes -er, -ers, and -est. She did well with these."
"We have been focusing on essays to get the students comfortable with writing. We are also working on reducing simple fractions, perimeter measurements, and adding many numbers together."
"We read "You are a Lion! And other fun yoga poses" We reviewed spelling homework. ABC Order, 2 practice tests, Syllables, Went over -ed and -tch words. She is doing better with sounding out words"
" We met for the first time and got to know each other. We went over her reading homework-focusing on phonics and long and short "a" sounds. We went over the differences between words like TAP and TAPE, for example, and noted that she has trouble with pronouncing plurals when reading. She's going to finish the book we started. I will get in touch with her school teacher to talk about materials, and next lesson should be a bit more efficient. Hopefully we can do more reading of books!"
"We began by working on some of the student's workbook pages. We worked on completing sentences using either a missing noun or a missing verb, depending on the sentence. The student struggled on a few of the questions, but answered others with ease (especially towards the end, once he noticed a pattern). We then began reading a nonfiction book about "animals that no one likes". I am very impressed with his reading. He is moving very smoothly and reads for longer periods of time. He is still working on certain phonic patterns. Overall things went really well."
"We focused on spelling words and then using the words in sentences. Some sight words we focused on were able, age, already, break, between, and bone. The student created sentences using each word in the sentence. We also read the short story the about the shoemaker and the elves. He answered all reading comprehension questions in complete sentences."
"Today we covered vocabulary and spelling words. The students proofread sentences to find words that were misspelled. We also covered more rules for capitalization and exercises to practice them. The student grasped all concepts taught. I left him with writing to practice as he continues to struggle with it and avoids tasks that require writing."
"During this session, the student and I completed his homework assignments. The student and I reviewed his spelling words for the week, which included various homonyms. After doing so, the student and I used the DOL symbols to edit four sentences for capitalization, spelling, and punctuation. The student and I continued to complete his homework by completing a math assignment. The student continued to read two short stories for reading comprehension ("Kate and Jake" and "A Fun Lake"). Upon completing this, the student and I completed a reading fluency practice assessment."
"We read one chapter of a Magic Tree House book, sounding out and defining words as we went. No concerns, but did tell the parents that the more the student reads, the better he will get. The student showed me some spelling words and I intend to go over his spelling words in future weeks to make sure he knows how to pronounce them and understands what they mean."