Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began the session by playing the vocabulary board game. He was able to read all the words with a short vowel sound. We then read a step 2 book, and he had a good voice inflection, and his fluency was noticeably better. While reading the book, he attempted to decode unfamiliar words. I asked his what types of vowels the words contained. We ended the session by building words using different endings. He did a good job. In the future, I think we will work on multi-syllable/compound words, and words that have 2 vowels next to each other."
"In this session, the student read one chapter each in two different Captain Underpants books. He did well sounding out the words/decoding. I asked him questions to have him predict what would happen in the story, as well as to tell why characters did different things in the story and what was going on, and he was able to give good responses. We finished the session working with the past progressive tense. I reviewed the past progressive tense with him, and then he worked on two handouts that provided practice with this. On the first worksheet, he circled the word or phrase that was in the past progressive form. On the second worksheet, he wrote sentences in the past progressive tense. He did very well on both worksheets, getting all of the questions right. After we completed these, I told him sentences and quizzed him verbally to see if it was written correctly, and if not, how should the sentence be (ex. "We was going to the movies," should be "We were going to the movies.")."
"We worked on section 1 of her social studies chapter; she read and took notes. We worked on reading comprehension with short passages and extended answer questions. We will continue working on reading comprehension."
"In our session today, we read "What's in the Sack." Before reading, we focused on the ending sounds -ck, -ng, and -nk. As the student read the story, she also looked for those words with the same ending sounds. In addition to the reading, we practiced her list of sight words. I noticed she began to blend words and make some connections to the text and the pictures. Towards the end of the session, I presented her a level 3 text. I also sent her home with new sight words."
"In this session, the student and I outlined the story of the Three Little Pigs. After outlining, he wrote his version of the pigs while following his outline. By the time he finished writing, he only had 2 capitalization errors, 1 spelling error, and a few sentences that did not make sense. I helped him read his story carefully and correct the errors. If he will read each word, he will be able to see the errors. However, his writing has improved overall."
"In this session, the student and I began to refine the thesis of his research paper on entrepreneurship, before developing a detailed conceptual outline. His homework is to finish a first draft of his paper, which we'll spend the next session editing."