Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on phonemic awareness, sight words, fluency, and reading comprehension. She is still lacking a little confidence, but it is getting better. Every session, she is more familiar and more comfortable with me. We are going to continue working on the phonemic awareness, but the next time, we will add phonics in. She really likes it when we play games together that involve learning, so that is what we will be doing more. She still has flash cards that she is working on for her sight words and fluency."
"Today the student and I worked on rhyming words with the bingo game. He is able to come up with words that match the rhyming picture and find the picture on his bingo card. I read him three books. He read me the Biscuit story by himself and did a great job. He read most of the words, and the words he didn't know weren't sight words. We reviewed his 20 sight words, and he wrote them in his notebook. I gave him 12 new sight words, and he knew most of them the first time I showed them to him. Next session we are going to play a word-making game."
"Reviewed vowel teams in single syllable words based on information collected from informal assessment administered last week. Reviewed syllable rules and read words in isolation. Practiced fluency skills using a game, and continued to read a novel to apply decoding skills."
"Today at the student's request we switched from interview questions to colloquialisms. We worked on a few that she had heard, then I mentioned some, but since this wasn't the plan, I had no materials to work with. I suggested we work on phrasal verbs and asked he to name the ones she knew, and checked her use of them. Then I suggested we go back to the pages in the book I had recommended that she study (p. 324-325) in the second lesson and we practiced verbs that are followed by gerunds or infinitives. Sometimes she uses the wrong one, so it's good we practiced."
"Today both students worked on homework. We corrected some of Student A's homework packet, and he started his writing reflection. We also checked Student B's homework packet, and he began writing his writing reflection."
"Today during our session, we covered several new vocabulary words from the student's TOEFL textbook. We discussed many example sentences, and I asked him to create his own example sentences with the new words. He is doing great! I have asked him to try practicing English by watching some English TV shows and reading a book in English before his school semester begins."