Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student C and I read from the book Love that Dog, a novel written in the form of a poem. He was interested in this unique form of writing and opened up a great dialogue on poetry. He struggled to understand some of the main points of the novel, but through discussion he was able to get a solid understanding of the book. Student S and I read from Love that Dog, Because of Winn Dixie, and several short story selections. We worked through story comprehension. Student N and I continued to work with the alphabet. He was able to confidently name 16 letters and continues to show improvement from week to week."
"Today the student and I worked on his reading comprehension skills. He had a really good session. We worked on descriptive language and he seemed to really understand and grasp the concept. His vocabulary continues to be strong. I reviewed his math books at the end of the session and next week will teach him long division (I wanted to make sure that I was teaching it the same way his book has him learning it). We also have his research project to focus on next time."
"At the start of our session, I asked the student what tools we used while reading. We reviewed them and continued to practice those tools. I had him read half a page without those tools and I noticed that he reads better with the helping tools I have provided. The strategies I have the student use are using a bookmark or strip of paper to keep track of what line he should be reading and using a pen to take track of the words he is reading so he doesn't skip or add words and letters. When he struggles with a word such as "intended,"ù I rewrite it larger and we break down the word (in|tend|ed) followed by repeating the word then rereading the sentence with the correct pronunciation. Together the student and I are reading his class assigned book (Sign of the Beaver); after each chapter is read, we do a quick recap then figure out what the chapter could be titled."