Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started with a word ladder today. We then continued to practice contractions. He then completed a few pages from his reading comprehension workbook. We ended the lesson by practicing vowel sounds and spelling (homophones)."
"In this session, we read the Three Little Pigs. Prior, we did some word work with -ew -ow -ai -ee and -ay words. She filled in sentences choosing the correct word containing a vowel digraph/diphthong. The student showed a lot of strength in reading with expression and rereading the text to increase fluency."
"I worked with the student on identifying themes and mood in bit fiction and nonfiction. We also worked on recounting the story, inferring character and mood. Her homework is to read to Chapter 4 in The Title of this Book is Secret."
"Today the student and I covered many different types of comprehension reading and filling in answers regarding the readings."
"This was my first meeting with the student. We completed some literacy worksheets together -- they focused on conjunctions, prefixes, and other grammar concepts. We also read "The Stinky Cheese Man.""
"The student and I reviewed her current work. We determined she needs to review compound words and comparing numbers and extended form. We integrated technology with a computer and practiced compound words, defining them, and separating them into their parts."
"During this session, the student and I worked on his reading comprehension by reading and answering questions about various short stories. He and I read "Pass the Milk", "A Winter's Surprise", and "Twists and Turns". He was also able to analyze a flier and answer various questions about the flier."
"This was the first session with him. He read two short stories -- one story on spiders and one story on hummingbirds. We made a list of sight words that he came across in the reading (enough, while, sugar, who, weigh). By the end of the session, he was able to identify and read the sight words. He also answered comprehension questions based on the reading. For extra practice, he will read pages 85-95 from his book -- "Back to School Weird Kids Rule!""
"Read: "The Bernstein Bears go to the Aquarium." Sorted spelling list into kn-, wr-, -ph-, and -gh words; also did practice spelling test. Noticeable improvements in sounding out words; also helped with rectangular area homework"
"With the first student, we covered: vocabulary words; introduction to English assessment test; math homework (addition/subtraction); science homework (solids/liquids/gases). Will provide further preparation for test in coming weeks. With the second student, we covered math homework (tally marks, numbers). Will begin work on vocabulary list in coming weeks."
"We began by doing two workbook pages in the student's workbook that covered types of sentences (statements, questions, and commands). He understood what each one was with very little explanation. The student chose another book that he liked. The student was able to read an entire chapter and I noticed that he is much more comfortable reading for longer stretches of time."
"First, she opened the pop-up Christmas book that I had brought her and read it through. She and her friend, who was visiting, loved the book and the illustrations. She was totally involved and worked through any difficult words. Most of the reading material we have been using is still under grade level, but we are work on making reading fun so that she will feel successful and want to extend herself and work on more difficult material."