Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student read for the first time in class. This is a big breakthrough, as she has been unwilling to read aloud in class before. We worked on spelling, writing, creating stories, and a board game we have created that has learning goals built in. She is reading well and making progress. She seems determined to get out of special ed."
"We continued with the letter sound flower project today. The student is really engaged with the project and is confident in pronouncing all of the letter sounds that we have practiced. I wanted to refresh her memory of sight words. After we took a break from the project, we played sight word bingo. Next week, we will continue with the project and focus more on blends, and I would like to introduce multiplication to her now that she is comfortable with addition."
"We read from Batman today and went over vocab words such as repercussions, espionage, and ambush. The student did a great job sounding out some longer words successfully without giving up and reading past it. He is gaining confidence, but his reading comprehension is still shaky when he reads on his own. I will continue to have him read and summarize his Treasure Hunters book in between sessions to improve these skills. We always go over what he wrote together, and I ask for him to show me in the text where it backs up his writing to make sure he is accurately comprehending the book."
"The student and I worked on how to visualize what is happening in a text to help her better connect to what the author is saying. We also worked on her looking back in the text to find the answers to some questions."
"The student worked on his homework sheet for the first half of the session. The sheet covered fact families and unifact triangles, as well as using unit squares to represent the problems. The other side of the homework sheet also covered units of money and using shapes to represent different amounts of money. In the beginning of the session, he was having trouble with the fact families, so I showed him a way of marking the triangles to help him remember how to use the numbers to represent the problems. Once he finished the homework, we played a Jeopardy-style game in which we reviewed the types of problems he had just worked on, as well as materials we had covered before."
"It was great getting to meet this student today! I am very excited about getting to work with him. He has a great foundation of letter and number knowledge. Today, I took time to assess his letter ID, number ID, and counting skills. He was able to identify 22/26 upper case letters, 22/26 lower case letters, and 17/20 numbers. He was also able to count from 1-10 with no errors. He is a very sweet and personable kid, and I think the sessions will go great."