Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a schedule to prepare him on how to work on his book report and what questions he should ask himself as he reads."
"The student did her homework, read reading passages, and answered comprehension questions. The passages and questions were based on fourth grade material."
"In today's session, the student read two books: "The Berenstain Bears' New Pup" and "Ballerina Girl." She struggled with "New Pup" on her own, so we used assisted reading to get through the book. I would read a page or two of the story, and then she would read the same pages back. This helped her get through the book. Shorter words or sight words she was able to read without a problem. After reading, we played a game to see how well she could pick up mistakes. I reread the book, intentionally making mistakes as I read. She would then say "stop" whenever she heard me make a mistake, and then had to tell me what I did wrong. She missed three mistakes I made, but I was impressed at how well she was able to pick up all of the other mistakes and to identify what the word should have been. Next, the student read "Ballerina Girl," which was an easier and shorter book. She did well with this book. We ended the lesson practicing sight words and words that she seems to struggle with. She did very well reading today."
"The student was promoted to the 4th grade, and his parents and he were very excited. I am as well. Today, we began with fables to begin the writing process that he will encounter in the 4th grade. We read an Aesop Fable, "The Lost Wig." He has to complete a story map and vocabulary cloze activity for homework. We did two reading assessments, and he made an 83%."
"The student was shown three videos which introduced the concept of a syllable. She was introduced to the ai sound in words like wait. She completed a word activity where 14 sight words and completed by the see, write, say method. She also made a sentence with the sight word that she then traced in her notebook. She was left words in a ziplock bag to practice. She also viewed a words video. She made a word list for the letter d and traced words on the list. April was left to practice making a word list for the letter b as well as completing workbook pages on writing sentences through picture cues."
"The student was smiling and ready to show me what he could do. We worked on sight words, grammar, and reading comprehension. We also started reading the book the student will use for his first book report at school. He struggles with sight words, blend sounds, and using context clues to gain comprehension, but it was a good session, and I was able to give him some honest positive feedback about the areas he is working on!"