Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I had a great sessions today. She made good strides at self-correcting while reading. She also worked on developing writing around a theme."
"The student and I read Macbeth because his English class is reading it. I am showing him how to make some brief notes so he will have a record of characters, plot, action, etc."
"*We started off identifying letters, which the student did a great job with. He only had an issue with the "W" which he thought was an "M" but he had gotten "M" correct. We discussed the difference. *Reviewed sight words that I previously assigned. He knows a few more but needs to work on the other four. So he was assigned to review those four words as well as the others he recently learned. *Practiced writing the alphabet, which he did much better with. He still has trouble with "G" "J" and "S" so we reviewed that. *He also has trouble remembering the alphabet, so we practiced saying it. *He wrote his first name with no help! This is an excellent improvement! *Identified pictures and matched them with their name. He had difficulty sounding out the letters of words, so that will be part of our main focus next time. *Started practicing the sounds of letters (A-D). *Practiced writing numbers (1-10). He had trouble with 2, 3, 5, 7, so I had him write each one at least 10 times. *Session went well, he is progressing."
"We worked on cause/effect, making inferences, author's purpose, and reading fluency and comprehension. The student is typically scoring 4 or 5 out of 6 correct on the comprehension questions when he is unable to go back and reread the passage. When he is able to go back to find evidence, he does much better. He would like to have more practice with cause/effect and practice some writing during the next session."
"We worked on common endings (suffixes): ed, ful, tion, and sion. The student also read a level 3 science book about volcanoes with support."
"We worked on comprehension strategies, cause and effect, signal words, context clues, and read aloud activities. The student has made significant improvement with his read aloud and ability to recall details from text."