Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did a really nice job today. He is able to get through multiple kindergarten level books in one session. I am continually trying to push him towards the next level. I brought a special surprise --"Fly Guy"-- which is a series I learned he loves. He took really well to reading a tougher level of book from this series."
"The student was hesitant at the beginning of our session but did a great job and got so much work accomplished! We started the session by reviewing his sight words and focusing on the words with blends th and wh (this, that, with, where) and he is able to recognize these with more ease. We also read through his CVC words with short vowels, and he is able to decode almost all of them independently. He still needs guidance when reading and decoding CVC words in sentence form. We will continue to work on that. We ended the session by reading 3 books, one that focused on sight words, on that focused on CVC word families, and a guided reading book at a level B."
"The student started working on homophones. He had a passage with about 20 incorrectly used homophones and needed to identify and correct them. It was quite challenging, so we stopped half way through and will continue next session, and I will ask him to create sentences using the homophones. I dictated six sentences and asked him to write them. He did very well with only about 3-4 misspellings. Finally, he read a fiction selection and answered questions based on details and cause/ effect."
"The student and I and I worked on more creative writing today. He's really good with his imagination. We will continue to focus on grammar (no run-on sentences, proper punctuation), spelling, and writing in paragraphs. He's really great at adding details and getting started, but we also need to focus on writing conclusions. We also worked on a mad lib, which got him practicing parts of speech. He knows most of them, but definitely benefits from some practice."
"The student did a good job on his homework on rhyming beginning word sounds. He also showed good attention to detail with his penmanship. We finished his beginning and ending sounds book today. We then worked on his new sight word flashcards, and he unscrambled the cards to create full questions. I gave him five pages of homework from his reading and writing book."
"The student and I caught up from our last session two weeks ago. He has an English project on the black rhino due sometime soon. We did some reading comprehension questions and I assessed where his reading level is at. He did the easy middle school questions easily, but he struggled when I gave him a challenging passage to read. We talked over the passage and he understood it eventually. His mom forwarded me a science assignment from his teacher, so we looked for and found a science article together about meal worms that can digest Styrofoam. The article combines his science topics of environmentalism and biology."