Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on his homework together, specifically his spelling and reading homework; he had a double-sided worksheet going over how to use suffixes. We went over past and present tense and the importance of consonants and vowels when changing the endings of verbs to -ed, -ing, -able, etc. and in doing so, we discussed the differences between adjectives, nouns, and verbs. We then created sentences using words with suffixes and went over what those sentences meant. In future sessions, I hope to work on building his confidence with reading and writing so that we can work on reading comprehension strategies!"
"Today we continued to work on reading and comprehending 3rd grade informational texts, which was an area of concern in the last assessment. He did better today. The student completed another reading assessment."
"The student and I worked on reading fluency passages. We also read two stories; one that was on his level and one that was above his level. The story that was at his level he took home to practice. We also worked on the inflectional endings -ed and -ing, as well as compound words. We briefly practiced vowel teams but will go into more depth Saturday."
"Concepts addressed were phonics and vocabulary. I assisted the student with understanding short vowels and different language vocabulary words. He completed phonics activities with and without assistance. His attitude was positive. He was left with additional practice work."
"I had a really good session with the student! First, we reviewed vocab words for the week, which he was great at. Then, we moved on to a book he had started earlier in the week, and we finished it. The book was at a very good level for him; he was mostly able to read the words easily by himself without prompting, and I was able to help him through the ones he found harder without much disruption or effort. After he finished the book, he completed his English homework for the day, with some guidance from me. He understood well what was being asked, and his reading comprehension for this seemed quite good to me. Overall, it was a very positive session!"
"I have discovered, after several weeks of tutoring, that the student's biggest struggle is phonics recognition. He can SAY it, he just can't SEE it. So we are focused on his visual recognition of basic phonics. Slowly but surely, he is improving on his visual cues."