Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I worked on reading comprehension skills. We read a few chapters from M. Sasek's, "This Is The World!" I wrote down unfamiliar vocabulary words while we read, and quizzed him on the new information he was learning through reading. Through this book, we also learned about many different countries in the world, including Israel and Greece!"
"The student and I started off our studying on a great foot! We went through a reading comprehension exercise that involved reading out loud, identifying and sounding out unfamiliar words, and answering questions based on the passage. He did a remarkable job! I did notice that when we would sound words out, he would look at my mouth instead of the word. We will focus on eliminating that specific tendency during future sessions. Overall, very well done!"
"The student began with filling in a Venn Diagram with bullet notes and complete sentences comparing and contrasting the lives of Maria Mitchell and Florence Nightingale. She reviewed the texts and notes written in previous sessions. Sh knew how to use the diagram and was successful at recalling details about the childhood, family, work, dreams and traits of the two ladies. She wrote complete sentences after practicing saying the sentences first. She showed deeper understanding of the problems faced by Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Nightingale in trying to be professionals in a world dominated by men, and how they both wanted to help others. Then we employed a 3rd grade appropriate chapter book, Arthur and the Poetry Contest by Stephen Krensky. She read Chapter 1 aloud and was advised to think about characters and how their words and actions give us insights about them. I asked her inference questions. I directed her to search in the text for clues and evidence. She was able to answer inferences correctly. She read aloud with very good accuracy, rate, and expressiveness (prosody). Considering how actions and words inform us of character traits and behaviors will be continued next session with a practice test passage."