Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed a phonics assessment to record his progress up to this point. In some areas he did a great job at solving words, showing evidence that he remembers rules of phonics. I was also able to find some weaknesses that I retaught and recorded. The sounds he had trouble with were "or", "er", "ir", "ur", and "ar". He also had problems with "ea" and "oa" sounds."
"The student started the third grade assessment packet which is solely reading fluency passages. We are working on blending words and sounding them out so we can read more accurately. We also reviewed vowel teams ai, ee, and ea. We briefly touched on Cause and Effect and will focus more on this reading comprehension strategy."
"We started off reading a book he had not read before, so I could see his reading improvement. We then worked on flash cards focusing on sh, ch, th, ck, and other sounds. Then we created words with the flash cards and looked for words with those sounds in several books. He is going to continue practicing the flashcards and creating words himself, with his parents. I received a list of words from his school and I will be using those words and the sounds he was struggling with to create some worksheet activities for practice next session. I was informed that his teacher has already seen an improvement."
"This session's focus was distributed between two ongoing activities, the first of which involved revising and discussing the student's most recent extracurricular writing assignment and the second of which involved working through a series of exercises sampled from writing, grammar, and reading comprehension workbooks in preparation for entrance into an accelerated learning program. On the former, there were few and only minor errors. The workbooks, for their part, were not particularly challenging for the student, whose reading level exceeds his age. Concluding discussion determined that the next session would use workbooks of a more advanced grade level."
"This was a great tutoring session. I reviewed over fourth grade sight words. She was able to pronounce most of the words from the list. We also did comprehension activities. She did very well with the activities."
"This was an initial session to assess the student's strengths and goals. The student's individual phoneme identification is at 95 percent. We used client-provided materials to work on -an, -at, and -ap word families with supplemental passages that corresponded. The student was receptive and vocal about learning. The student shared knowledge beyond what was written."