Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on her level D reading, and focused on long vowel sounds created by a silent "e" at the end of the word. She is doing excellent with her sight words, and we're working more towards bigger words and sounding out words that she is unfamiliar with. We did word problems together. We also covered some basic geometry principles as well as rules of angles - she caught on very quickly."
"The student and I used two workbooks today. We particularly focused on big letter "E" and little letter "e" as she has trouble writing these. We practiced spelling and writing the word "orange". She has trouble with "n" and "m" and tends to call letter "n" by other letter names ("a" and "m"). We also worked on differentiating between "i" and "l". We used tortilla chips to shape letters which she then wrote out on her workbook."
"We worked on identifying author's purpose and continued with making and refining predictions, pacing, and sounding out unfamiliar words. Also, we worked on solving analogies."
"Today, the student read the word study words and then took a practice test in preparation for her test. She received a 100% on her pretest. We finished reading the story and she wrote her summary for Thursday's homework. We were then able to review triple-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping. She did a great job and worked hard."
"Today, the student worked on her science test. She corrected the questions that she missed. She also worked on reading comprehension and some math. Her brother studied for a biology test that he has on Thursday. He then read a passage and worked on the comprehension. His fluency is improving, but he still needs to slow down while reading."
"Today, we began another book. She was able to breeze through 5 chapters. Her sight reading has become nearly flawless, only having trouble with some very low frequency words, nonwords, and proper nouns. Additionally, she is reading with emotion and her intonation patterns indicate that she is not only understanding words on a lexical level, but she is also able to put words into a larger, sentential context. She is really taking the reigns these days! She tells me which exercises she wants to do for each chapter, and her recall and organization is usually on point. Way to go!"