Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student continues to be a super student! Today we played addition and subtraction games, and her favorite coin conversion game. She is getting very good at adding without counting or overthinking equations, although subtraction is a bit more difficult for her. She remains a great reader, and finished a library book of her choosing with very little assistance. Her reading vocabulary is strong, and she is able to sound out words she did not recognize (like "latex" in the "Bark, George" book) even when she does not know their meaning."
"Today we focused on spelling, phonemes, and phonics. She did much better with her focus and willingness to participate in the activities. I think the student's attitude and energy were much more receptive to tutoring. Mom came up with a great game and solution for counting from 1 to 100, so I plan to utilize my future sessions primarily for reading and writing."
"The student did a worksheet covering spelling words and practiced writing lists. He did very well on these. He knew the sentence structure of lists, and circled good examples of lists. He practiced parts of speech with a fill-in-the-blank story and read the story out loud after. I also asked him to write three sentences about a movie he would write and study the spelling of words that he missed."
"In today's session we covered long and short vowel sounds, rhyming words, multi syllable words, and practiced reading a primary reader fluently and after answered comprehension questions. The student continues to make progress in her ability to blend, but has some difficulty remembering some phonics rules and applying them to her reading."
"Today we started learning about blends. We were able to work on a list of 's' blend sounds. e.g. - sl, sk, sm, sn, sp. The student still needs to work on the short 'i' and short 'o' words. The student was able to match the pictures with the blends. The student sounds out the letters if she is not sure of a word. For practice, the student will match the picture with the blends. The student is tracing and writing better. There is also improvement in her reading."
"The student had work to do for spelling, math, and social studies. He had to draw pictures to go with each of his spelling words. Some were pretty tricky, like arcane and stark, but he got them done. He was working with using number bonds to add 2-digit numbers. He was asked to do it slightly differently than he had been doing in class, but he was able to make the change and understand the concept well. He then had to write about producers and consumers, and how he is one or the other. Even though it's a pretty complicated idea, he was able to make the connection that he was a consumer when he bought books from the book fair with his own money."