Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session, the student read "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Most Dangerous Game." He then answered questions about them and we discussed the stories."
"The student talked to me for the first few minutes of the session about his spelling words and how he felt like this week's words were easy for him - and indeed he spelled them all correctly when I quizzed him. We have also been playing the game with the colored squares and the words, and he seems to like it a lot. It is the most enthusiastic I have seen him about spelling yet. Some of the words are challenging for him, which is good. Again, I try to integrate his weekly spelling words into the game by labeling them with the colors. He is making a lot of progress, and I am happy to see that he is more enthusiastic than he was in the beginning. He asks a lot of questions, which is also great!"
"We spent some time getting to know each other. I brought a little quiz to help us determine his "learning style", and his mom got him a workbook for us to look through. His mom also requested that his teacher send home any materials they were working on in class so that we could go over them. After speaking with them more specifically, we all agreed on our "plan of action" for working with him--we're going to read books at his reading level together each week and go over strategies to help improve his reading comprehension. We're meeting again next week; we agreed to come to that session with lists of books that we were interested in reading. I anticipate that we will choose a book during our next session and begin to outline the reading strategies so that he can begin working on them. I hope to help him become more comfortable with reading chapter books using these strategies and also implementing the strategies with books he reads for class. I believe that this will help address the concern his mom has with his difficulty in communicating the ideas he has and particularly his struggles in class with answering questions about books they've read."