Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a reading comprehension worksheet which he did really well with. He was also able to recognize all the sights words that go with the worksheet. Sunday he picked out a book, Coach Hyatt is a Riot, that is from a series that he struggled with at our first meeting. Today he came back and had read 8 chapters and remembered everything he read. We were able to finish 5 chapters and the book today. When we started we were only able to get through a chapter a session and it took several weeks to read a book. He is now reading several chapters a session and able to finish more than one book a week. Great improvement."
"We worked on consonant blends and building words. We took a spelling test using those words. The student had a great attitude and was eager to learn. He had some difficulty with attention but we completed his week's homework. We also read a book together and I left a copy for him to continue reading."
"The student brought a thick book which she told me was too hard for her. It was a book of Shel Silverstein's poems. We opened it, and she read the first page quite well, but then she decided that she did not want to read it any more. She went and got another book Knick Knack Paddy Wack, which we had read before and she half sang the reading, especially the chorus. We finished it quickly and I told her that we had to read some more before we played any games. The final book that she read was also very easy. I was pleased to see that she read the words rather than guessing at what she thought it would say. When it came to game time, I gave her the choice of games, and during that time her playmate friend came over to join us. We played the Flip Flop game using the timer to see how many words we could string together. We followed that with another Mad Libs story, which again got us laughing."
"I helped the student write down and structure her psychology definitions for her PowerPoint project. I also helped her relate those definitions to a character by analysis. She finished half of the answers, and now she feels that she can complete the project!"
"I introduced myself to the student. He's very friendly and sweet! I assessed his basic phonics skills. He correctly identified all of his letters. I noted hesitations when reading words with blends; we will need to work on fluency. We also practiced reading sentences from a reader and played a game finding the words that I spoke. He enjoys games, and they help him to keep on task."
"I met the student for the first time. I talked with his mother regarding the type of skills they have been working on together. During this session, we reviewed phonics flashcards and a school assignment, and we read halfway through a picture book I brought with me. I will work with him on making a connection between letter combinations and words that begin with them. We have another session scheduled for Sunday and will pick up where we left off with the picture book."