Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did more independent guided reading, while providing a written summary of each completed chapter."
"Today, we worked on R-controlled vowel sounds and word families th, ch, sh and wh. I had the student read from her school book and then we played a vowel game."
"This was the final session with the student. Her mother has decided that for her age and grade level she is comfortable with her progress. She had very nice things to say about me as a tutor, and decided that if the student's teacher feels the student is falling behind, she will consider tutoring again. During this session, the student practiced making words following the short e vowel pattern. We read two stories together and then the student wrote about her favorite part. She is able to sound words out independently to spell grade level appropriate words. She is very comfortable in writing. We also practiced identifying short vowel sounds in pictures. She looked at a picture and was able to identify which vowel was in the word. She did this independently and without hesitation. I also taught her how to draw pictures while adding as a strategy to use independently. She seemed to feel more comfortable with this strategy with support. Overall, she is doing great for just entering first grade. I think with time, she will develop and be able to attack unknown words independently."
"Today, Student 1 and I reviewed for her assessment exam once more, going over analogies, types of analogies, and coming up with new analogy examples. She does very well with completing analogies and identifying the analogy type, but she has difficulty coming up with examples of her own. We will work on this in our final session before her exam. Then, Student 2 and I worked on a book focused on the transition from 1st to 2nd grade, and he did remarkably well with the vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure exercises."
"We worked on sight words and made sentences with them; we also did some more work with long vowel sounds where the student had to make short vowel words into long vowel words and practice making the long sound. The student also read 4 short stories and 1 long one, and answered comprehension questions throughout the readings, as well as after the stories were read."
"The student read Chapter 6 in "Electric Storm" today and he read the entire chapter (7 pages) by himself! We started today's session by going over last week's flashcards and ended it by making about 20 flashcards from today's challenge words. Breaking up each word into "bite-sized" pieces is a great technique for him, and I encourage him to keep a sheet of paper at his side when he reads independently to isolate words and sound them out himself."