Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student finished writing his story using his vocab words. We brainstormed about "intense" questions using the new vocab. We began reading a Hardy Boy book, stopping to phonetically sound out unfamiliar words, insuring comprehension of meanings."
"Our session was dedicated to preparing for the ELA exam next week. The student completed the practice exam in a realistic setting to prepare her for the test. She did a great job on the multiple choice questions and shorter fill-ins. Her written response needed some further details and clarification, so we worked on it and she understands what she needs to do on the exam. I found a great resource with sample exam passages, multiple choice and written response questions. It also contains sample answers: identifies what acceptable answers are, and gives examples of which responses would get 0 point, 1 point or 2 points. I left her with additional practice from this resource."
"We have been working on learning vocabulary words at all of our sessions. The student has been working on words that are more and more difficult each week, but he is doing very well. This week, he especially liked the word boycott. We were learning about Cesar Chavez in his other book and enjoyed putting the two things together. He is a very good student."
"I introduced short u word families, and the student completed a four square with -ut, -um, -un, and -ug. She was able to read a level d book. We previewed the words and wrote down words to know."
"I used today's session as a way of building rapport with the student. We played an alphabet puzzle that encouraged him to match a letter to its corresponding picture. He did correctly identify all the letters of his name, as well as M, N, and I. He also noticed the difference between capital and lowercase letters. He was a little shy at first but warmed up quickly. I will be focusing our future sessions on letter and sound recognition for now."
"I worked with the student on word recognition activities. We reviewed letter directionality items. She completed a reading passage with multiple multisyllabic words."