Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over what it means to be a fluent reader and read through a checklist of things we are going to try to improve over the course of the student's tutoring. We read through two worksheets, practicing sight words, and the words she had to sound out or got wrong we wrote down and practiced more. We then read through a worksheet of sentences containing the words and practiced writing the words she struggled with there. We read through some poetry to help her fluency. She did very well and read through sentences much faster and more fluently than in the past. The last few minutes we read through her homework exercise, and she underlined the important parts she thought she would need to answer the comprehension questions we'd read earlier. She is already improving."
"The student and I went over his math and reading homework. His math homework consisted of fractions, which he is currently learning in class, and his reading homework was about prefixes and suffixes. He did really well with the reading homework, although we are working on slowing down as he does it so as to avoid minor mistakes. He is doing well with fractions as well, though the last two pages of his homework involved multiplication tables, which he still hasn't memorized, so it takes him a while. I made a mental note to practice multiplication with him regularly, as once he gets that down solid other things he is seeing in math will come much more naturally."
"* The student improved his time on the speed reading drill on each of the 5 phonics charts we've studied so far. * We worked on the next chart that has more advanced phonetic sounds. He did a great job sounding his way through them. * I made sure he knew the definition of each of the words. * He is becoming more comfortable in reading and sounding out words."