Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I read an informational story about bats. Before reading, we chose all the post-reading comprehension and vocabulary activities we planned on completing. We took turns reading the short story, highlighting, discussing, predicting, and reflecting as we read. After reading, we completed the comprehension, vocabulary, sequencing, and writing activities. Lastly, we played a word family game."
"The student completed two reading comprehension activities, one practicing determining word meaning from context clues, and the other practicing how to find evidence to support a conclusion. She is not familiar with how prefixes and suffixes can help determine word meaning, so we started working on that as well. Finally, we began learning how to self-assess an essay that she wrote last school year. Her assignment is to complete that assessment by writing edits on her original essay, which we will review at our next session. She did a great job of staying focused on task, and as always was great to work with."
"The student did great today for his last session! He read 114 words for his hot read- and I saw a huge improvement in the types of words he was reading fluently over the course of our time together. He also did great with his sight words, and has made a lot of improvement in writing sentences more fluently. His spelling has improved, and his paragraph structure has come a long way. Hopefully we can work together again in the fall!"
"We are practicing spelling using crossword puzzles from an educational website. The puzzles help her to change her way of thinking in order find the right word. Words in the puzzles that she does not know she is encouraged to write the down and look them up. We started to work on reading comprehension at the end of the session, and she is encouraged to continue to do the different crossword puzzles. She really likes them and she is gaining confidence in spelling words."
"We covered introductions and learned more about each other by simple question and answer dialogue. We focused on past tense mostly, and talked about when and how to use it (both in formal and informal speech.) She didn't seem to struggle with much of the content, but I would like to see her answer in more complete sentences. As we move into writing, I'm sure I will see more of her language structure and what we can work on next. Before our next lesson she will write a self-introduction that uses verb tenses and sentence structures she is comfortable with. We also talked about a possible coursebook we can use together."
"We worked on two verbs worksheets, and practiced the verbs run, jump, swim, crawl, climb, and sleep; we also read the student's book Panda's Party. We read My Truck is Stuck, and practiced some new vocabulary words like mechanic, travelers and students. We played with playdoh, practiced saying please and thanks you, and learned the words open and cylinder. The student is always a joy. He is becoming more comfortable with complete sentences, and is moving away from always using automotive vocabulary."