Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student didn't have any assigned homework from school, so I gave her extra math problems and spelling problems, and we practiced reading. We had a really productive session today!"
"For sight words today, we went over all of the sight words we have covered so far to see if the student had retained them. She did really well in naming the words fluently. There were only about six that she did not get right away. Tomorrow, I will assess her on a new list in order to put together a set of words for her to practice. Today we read a passage for fluency that had the vocabulary words we practiced last time. The passage was also a level F. She struggled some because she was going too fast. We talked about pacing again, and on her reread she had fewer errors. For comprehension, today we read a new story. She did a picture walk and made predictions. Then she read the story aloud, and we talked about strategies she can use to read a word that she does not know. She was able to successfully apply these strategies. Once the reading was complete, she identified the main idea and details of the story."
"-Reading (wpm); phonics (vowel sounds; vowel and consonant blends); math (addition and subtraction 1-10)."
"The student and I took a different approach to tutoring yesterday. We started with finding the main idea. This involved correcting any missed questions from a class assignment. She was responsible for searching her notes to determine the correct answer. We used this method on the vocabulary section, as well. This seemed to help her better understand the concepts of the chapter. She did great with this. Of note, her reading has greatly improved. She is reading with more confidence and fluidity. As always, she had a great attitude, and it is a joy to work with her."
"The student and I used a reading passage which focuses on reading comprehension. He read well. For the chapter book that we've started, we took turns reading chapter 2 and worked on writing a summary. For math, we worked on multiplying where it groups multiplication into repeated addition. He caught on really fast and did up to multiples of 3 and groups of 10."
"The student and I used this first session as an introduction to her interest, strengths, and weaknesses. I introduced my most immediate thoughts for her mom's feedback. We are considering a formula-based approach to reading--pointing out the building blocks of a passage, as well as seeing how we can create a narrative to help remember details. I will use the next session to support these initial thoughts."