Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed a reading comprehension story titled. We also reviewed parts of speech such as nouns, verbs and adverbs. After reviewing parts of speech she read two books one was a Level I and one was a level J book. We continued discussing two reading comprehension passages. After reading both passages, we reviewed the basics of writing a paragraph."
"Student and I worked on her spelling words in this session by playing a spelling game. We rolled dice to challenge ourselves by landing on certain colored spaces and subsequently spelling words that corresponded with those spaces. We worked specifically on contractions, words with silent letters, and words with double letters. She enjoyed the game and her prize for winning. We also worked on a word search when we were done. She seems to be progressing nicely - understanding more of what she reads and trying to put words in context."
"The student is making a lot of progress. I can tell she is working a lot harder to identify words by sounding them out, which was not the case when during our first session. She also is really working hard to better her emphasis when reading, and she is really making strides in her pace and tone. We did have to work on a few paragraphs a few times so she could make sure she was reading the correct words in the correct order. Overall, I think she's doing a lot better and I'm excited to see what else we can accomplish together."
"We went over reading today. The student told me about his new school and his new teacher. He was excited about his new school and teacher. He was given several reading passages today so that we could get back into our routine."
"We went over some practice, such as writing a thesis and using transitions. The student do need to continue practicing thesis writing (getting a little more specific and less general). We did more thesis writing with discussion to help them think about what they could discuss. We went over Readings to look for details and prefixes and suffixes to help determine meaning."
"We went over songs, chants, nursery rhymes to develop vocabulary and oral language. Conversation about a specific subject to support English idioms, syntax, vocabulary. We also re-read familiar text for fluency and did a sequencing activity. I am very impressed with both girls' ability to recall details of a story in the correct order. They have grown very quickly in their decoding skills since they began reading books at their instructional level. Both girls ask insightful questions and respond to Socratic dialogue, where I ask questions to make them think about a concept/idea. It is a pleasure to work with these girls and this family."