Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first forty minutes of the session was spent doing assessments to determine the causality of his reading. The student showed a phenomenal ability to learn via tactational sensation. He not only correctly spelled but easily pronounced words he had read in a story. We will focus our efforts on using his spatial and tactile ability."
"I started the session off by having the student read a timed fluency activity involving letter sounds and word chunks. These are quick warm-ups to help get her mind/mouth ready to read books. Then I had her read a nonfiction book called "Food Chains." We discussed what the book could be about, and then I had her read the first page. After reading the first page, I asked her again "what do you think this book is about?" She had a better understanding of what "food chain" meant. I stopped her throughout the book to discuss the food chain, and we made a chart of a food chain. Her fluency has greatly improved. I think nonfiction books are good books for fluency for her. After that, I had her spell words from the food chain book on a dry-erase board. Then I had her read a book she read at past sessions, "The Three Little Pigs." The session ended with the continuation of reading the book "Are You My Mother?""
"The student continued writing summaries after each chapter. He is on target to take his test on the novel by mid-October."