Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered decoding unfamiliar words. The student was able to slow down this session to read the word correctly. I do not have any concerns for this session. The student focused well and was productive in his work."
"We began the session with the student reading two comprehension passages that I provided. He did very well and seemed to comprehend the concepts. We then went through the master vocabulary list for his grade. He spells the word and tells me what it means, if he does not know the meaning, we look it up in the dictionary and discuss. At the end of the session, he read aloud from Harry Potter and we discussed the reading."
"The student and I worked on comprehension and writing. Specifically, we opened by working on a word ladder activity. We then completed various exercises from his reading comprehension workbook. When I noticed he struggled with contractions, we made a chart, reviewed spelling, and used those words to write a paragraph."
"In this session, we continued working with vowel digraphs, creating words within the families and reading words containing them. Additionally, I assessed her sight word knowledge and we now have a list of words that she struggled with up through the 3rd grade sight word list. Finally, we read two level I books (1 fiction, 1 non-fiction) and practiced reading with fluency and expression. Overall, she was catching onto the vowel digraphs quickly and applying them in the text."
"With the student one, we began by working on identifying synonyms and antonyms (both in a text and in isolation) and differentiating between long and short vowel sounds and the number of vowel sounds in words. With student two, we worked on 6 levels of comprehension of the short "i" sound. With both of them, we played a game to practice identifying and pronouncing sight words. I told them to keep reading every single day and practice sight words."
"Worked on following rhythm and meter in writing onomatopoeic poetry. Also continued to work on sounding out unfamiliar words. The student is improving in this but still needs prompting to not skip over letter sounds."
"Today the student and I did a few different things. First, I had him working at a 3rd grade level, in order to challenge him. We worked on how to brainstorm, and how that helps with essay development. Then, we worked on picking on important details in pictures (which were used in the essay). Then, he wrote a mini paragraph based on the work above. We played a few computer games working on phonics (and then I asked him to spell each word) and then we ended with a game based on phonics. The student is very smart. As always, he's very kind and great to work with."
"At the beginning of the session, the student and I reviewed the 16 sight words from last week. He was able to write these sight words three times, use three of the words in a sentence, and write the words in alphabetical order. During the session, the student read three common core aligned third grade passages and completed reading comprehension questions after each. In addition to this, he was introduced to 16 additional sight words to practice for next week's session. We also participated in listening comprehension wherein I read a passage to him and he answered various questions. After this, he read a short passage and answered questions about the main idea."
"Today we worked on the sounds for -ou, -ow, -au, -aw, -oy, and -oi. The student did well once we talked about what sound the letters made and was able to come up with some new words on her own that included the sound we targeted. I had her read the list of Dolch words for 2nd and 3rd grade. She knew most of the sight words, though she reported that the 3rd grade list was easier than the 2nd grade list. We then worked on one page in her workbook, adding blends onto the beginning to make the word that is shown in the picture. She was able to do almost all of these with guessing the word first and then picking the correct blend, instead of going through every blend and seeing which fit best."
"This session we worked on two short passages about space. The student overall did well, but he is rushing through things, which is causing him to miss the answers to questions. We also worked on writing and adding descriptive words to enhance his work. He wrote a 5 sentence paper on , " What if the world was made of candy - ,". The student also took a spelling test and scored 15 out of 16. We worked on identifying patterns in words to help his spelling."
"Today we worked on math, reading, spelling, and vowels. We did a math worksheet on number lines that the student really understood. He then read out loud for 40 minutes. We discussed new vocabulary as well as plot. We then looked at which vowels to use to complete specific words (ie. The cat j....mped. Add in the 'u'). Finally we did a spelling crossword puzzle. He was very attentive. He really understood his homework!"
"Today we played a game of hide and seek. I had listed a bunch of words from a book on a whiteboard. I chose some of the longer and more difficult words from the story. The student checked each one off after she had read it. Then we went to the book that I had run off on my computer where she found, said, and highlighted the words. On her own, she also found other words and read them for extra points. We finished our time by playing a lotto game where she read the words on the cards."