Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on reading, reading comprehension, writing complete sentences with spelling words, and math word problems."
"In today's session, the student read the book "Morris the Moose." She did a good job reading and decoding the words, only needing help on the word/name "Morris," and one or two other words. The student does a really good job sounding out words and decoding when she slows down and tries, though she sometimes needs reminders to not guess what a word is based on the pictures or first letter of the word, and to look at the whole word and/or end of the word. After reading, we played a phonics card game that gave the student practice making and reading words with double consonants (ex. "mitt" and "duck") and short vowel sounds. She did really well with this game. Next, we went through sight word flash cards of 108 words. The student did well with these, though once she mixed up her "b" and "d" letters (she did this fewer times today than in previous sessions, which is good), and she still mixes up words like "what," "when" and "where." After reviewing some of these words, we used a dry erase board to practice words that began with "b" and "d," and then words that end with "aw" (saw, law, paw) and words that end with "ow" (grow, bow, mow). The student then used some of these words to write sentences with them. Overall, the session went well."
"This was our first session. We did a diagnostic test of sight words and went over weekly spelling and sight words. The student already knew all of the spelling words. He was having some trouble with a few sight words, but had mastered them by the end of the session."
"Today's session was primarily focused on preparing the student for her exam. We worked on two excerpts and read through them several times each. Her fluency and speed are very impressive. I timed her several times while she read each excerpt. On average, she reads about 100 words per minute. In future sessions, we will work on reading both fluently and accurately."
"The tutor and student discussed the story book assigned by the school, and went over the sentences together. The student was then able to read the book on his own. The student and tutor also discussed the "story" the student was working on. The student enjoyed working on coloring and word recognition exercises."
"We went over his multiplication flash cards and his reading summary for Treasure Hunters which the student does in between sessions. His writing is improving, and he is getting more specific in his responses. We always correct the spelling and punctuation of his responses, and I ask him to show me in the text where he got his information. That way he can get used to using the book to support his written ideas. We also read aloud from Batman, which the student always enjoys!"