Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For today's session I had the student read kindergarten readers that focused on short "a" and short "i" plus "f". From there we moved onto practicing his sight words - the ones he struggles with. Moving forward I discussed with the student's mom that we would sort the sight words by spelling and sounds - all the wh words, all the th words, etc., to help him visualize the differences and help him learn to read them."
"The student spent time on consonant blends and matching with short vowels. She also worked on sight words in an attempt to improve her recognition and fluency. She is reading a book, "Little Bear," that is helping her improve her fluency. We went over three sentence dictations that helped with her spelling and punctuation. The student has a positive attitude."
"The student and I started our tutoring session by playing the letter bingo game to assess his progress in letter identification. He is now able to identify all of the letters. Then we practiced telling time to the hour. We did a few pages in his phonics books that had him identify the beginning sounds in words. He did very well with this. We also read a book that had the word "the" in it, so I taught him a song to teach him how to remember how to spell "the." We reviewed number identification, counting, and practiced writing numbers."
"On Thursday, the student and I spent most of his session reviewing the material he had learned for his science and language arts classes. Much of the session was spent learning about the experimental process and all the variables that defined it (including hypothesis, independent variables, and data). We also recorded his progress on his language arts reading log and checked his his homework for any mistakes. Next session, we will review one of the reading log letters assigned to him for the book "Treasure Island.""
"One student wrote a well structured paragraph about his favorite sport. He is working on taking his time to improve his handwriting. His spelling and sentence structure is strong. The second student and I read a story book. He used his finger to follow some of the lines as I read. We then worked on sounding out letters and recognizing the different sounds vowels make."
"Our approach is to review what we have done so far. We have reviewed what we did so far. The student has learned about homophones, similes, and how to summarize stories and answer questions that belong to the text. Together we played a game of "I got you" in order to keep him focused on the reading. This has helped him pay attention to the reading material, and it has also helped him concentrate more on the subject. We also created a summary diamond, where we folded our paper to create a diamond shape, and together we worked on creating a summary. The reading exercise we did before has helped him focus on the text and successfully create a summary of the reading assignment. We also played a round of hangman to answer the questions that belong to the text. For each correct answer he got using the technique I showed him, he would get a point. For every wrong question, we would do the hangman. He works best with visuals, and is responding properly to our sessions."