Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student combined and separated compound sentences. We read a fable, which he correctly identified out of the list of 5 genres. He summarized and made several inferences based on the story. While his inferences and predictions were usually correct, he had trouble finding evidence in the text that supported his inferences and predictions. We will continue to work on finding evidence in the text."
"Great job today! I'm so glad we happened on the topic of useful skills and backgrounds! Don't ever underestimate the marketability of speaking a high demand language or having a diverse background. These things can help you tremendously. Have a great week."
"During today's session we reviewed sight words. I noticed that the student was having difficulty reading the last six words I have given her. Therefore, I did not leave her any additional words. If she has mastered them during our next session, I will continue to add to her sight words. We reviewed consonant blends and then I introduced "gl" words. She read last week's book. She then read two new books. In math, we worked on fact families. She has to pay attention to the signs. We will continue to work on this. Some problems were addition and some subtraction."
"We worked on test prep again today. We practiced reading passages and comprehension questions that centered around point of view and compare/ contrast. The student did very well today and worked hard to complete all of his work. I assigned the next passage and set of questions in the test prep booklet for homework."
"I quizzed the student on his sight words from the Jenga game, and he got 40 out of 48 correct with no hesitation. We will continue to rotate in new sight words as he masters them. We continued reviewing closed syllables, and he completed two worksheets: one filling in the appropriate closed-syllable word in each sentence, and another building words from beginning and ending syllables. He re-read Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus, and we read the Dr. Seuss book Diffendoofer Day. We ended with his Cat in the Hat reading game. His attitude is improving and he is becoming more willing and enthusiastic about working on his reading."
"During our tutoring session, the student and I discussed a book he is currently reading, "Big Nate Strikes Again." I had him write down a two-page summary of the book and explain to me the plot of the book. The purpose of this task was twofold. First, it would help him improve his ability to write an essay where he delivers a message to his reader. Second, it would help me narrow in the words he has trouble spelling. While he was writing the essay, he and I discussed possible ways to improve his sentences. I also pulled out the words he misspelled. I left him with a homework assignment. I told him to rewrite every word he misspelled 10x. This will help him memorize the correct spelling for those words."