Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is now using a reading program I have set up for him. He is reading with me, and on days we are not together. Tonight we read An Apple a Day. He began strong, using the program very well. He seemed to lose interest, so I gave him an out, but he actually chose to finish the book! Very good! This week he has shown improvement in his reading."
"The student is progressing nicely. We looked over the work he did not do in school on beginning and ending sounds in a word. Worked on his comprehension and reading fluency. He does need more work on reading fluency. We worked on his 1st grade sight words. He knew all of them, but could not spell all of them. We will continue working on him knowing how to spell all of his sight words and reading fluency."
"The student is very determined and works hard. She has started writing the sentences from a picture dictionary I found to practice, and then we read and discuss them together. This is in addition to her reading practice that we review during the sessions. We went over past, present, and future again, as well as trying to make words with harder consonant digraphs."
"The student is working on reading the "Merlin Mission Magic Tree House" books. He read aloud and we focused on strategies to find out words that are unfamiliar. He knows lots of phonics rules and can try various ones to figure out words, as well as using the context to find the meanings, even if he is unable to figure out how to correctly pronounce the words."
"The student is working through distinguishing between the sounds 'oe' and 'ow,' both spelled as ow as in show and cow. Next week, we will move on to the 'er' sound spelled in different ways, such as in bird, hurt, and worm."
"The student learned the importance of being consistent in printing letters correctly, leaving spaces between words, the possessive formed with an apostrophe, and how to analyze graphs in math word problems. He also showed an intense interest in foreign languages and memorizing poetry. I taught him a few greetings in Japanese and Korean."