Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a quiz this week on important people and documents in state history. We studied for this quiz most of the session today. She seemed to know a lot about the people and documents but needed to study the 3 branches of government more. She especially needs to work on the judicial branch."
"Today the student did test preparation by taking practice tests day 1 & day 2, under test like conditions. He did excellent on the comprehension and well on the written component of the exercise. He was at ease and engaged."
"The student read a short book "Biff..." to me and taught ME about it with comprehension questions. We focused on phonics today. We broke up 1, 2, and 3-syllable words and discussed. We wrote a bit of poetry trying to incorporate phonemic awareness. He did very well today both reading and writing."
"Today, the student received a sticker for mastering her first sight word list. We are currently working on her third list (look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said). Overall, she is progressing at a good pace with her sight words. In her phonics workbook, she practiced the "st" blend for words like (stop, stool, stump, stamp etc.). Next week, we will practice the "Sp" blend and continue with her new sight words."
"Today, the student worked on a "close reading" exercise. He read a one-page nonfiction story and completed exercises about it, such as selecting key vocabulary words and explaining why they are important, summarizing the text, and writing and then answering questions about it. He followed the instructions and answered most of the questions accurately. He also practiced making inferences by looking at a photograph and answering multiple choice questions about it. He also read a paragraph in order to find and correct any errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar. He found many of the mistakes, but he also missed a number of them. We discussed what he had missed to make sure he understood what he had missed."
"Today, the student worked on Reading Comprehension and Writing. She read an informational passage and answered comprehension questions. She also wrote a paragraph based on a prompt that follows the reading passage. She is making great progress regarding reading comprehension and paragraph construction."