Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on reading and writing skills for most of our time today. We used a multi-sensory approach to reading sounds, writing sounds, then reading words and writing words. Then we read a story and looked over some of the work she had from school that she had struggled with before. She is delightful to work with and did a really great job today!"
"The student worked on research for his Native American project that is due next week, along with reading out loud for 20 minutes of the session. Great session yet again; he should have lots of facts and pictures to use for his project."
"The student's brother joined us today. Last session, we set some goals, one of which was reading aloud for 15 minutes. Both students were eager to begin with reading. We reviewed some important things to remember when reading aloud or speaking, then both students alternated reading for 15 minutes. Next, we reviewed spelling words. Both students are in grade 3, so they have the same words. We played a spelling game then finished by reading for another 5 minutes or so. The student seemed much more comfortable this week, and this was reflected in his reading. He read with much more confidence. His brother seems to be a stronger reader. Overall, it was a good session."
"Today I met with the student and his parents for the first time. I assessed what his reading needs were and began to observe his attention span abilities and language skills. He is able to verbally recite his ABC's as well as write them down in a combination form of upper and lower case letters. He is struggling with remembering the sounds each letter makes and putting the sounds together to read 2-3 word phrases. I will continue practicing with him ways to remember the sounds each letter makes and how to combine them to make words. We also worked on some of his work for the holidays and read a few books together. He was a sweet and motivated child and I look forward to continue working with him and his family."
"We are continuing to make the transition to the new test. This is still a process as the student gets used to it, though. But, like previously, he will make progress! I look forward to seeing improvement at the next session. Usually, it only takes him a few sessions to get the hang of it!"
"In this session I met with the student and his mother. I spoke to his mother about the student's current level of performance in class as well as what she would like him to work on in the upcoming weeks. I went over his reading homework with him to get an idea of what he is working on in class as well as to assess his current skills in reading comprehension, decoding, and vocabulary. When he finished I gave him a timed writing prompt to see how he does with independent writing. We then finished up reading a poem and answering interpretation questions so I could gauge his grasp of figurative language and abstract concepts. I spoke to his mother after the session, who put me in touch with his teacher so I can align tutoring sessions with his school work."