Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began by reading her book, Ella Bella Ballerina, and I noted some prefixes and suffixes to work on with her. We then switched to finish The Bear's Vacation. I noticed her fluency had improved! After listing and classifying words with the endings ous/us/uss and the prefix /re/, she continued to read Ella Bella Ballerina. She was much more engaged this evening, and I informed her mother that I would be bringing some harder books next time!"
"During yesterday's session, the student and I practiced her spelling skills through writing a holiday card for her classroom kindergarten teacher. We wrote a first draft, so I could see how she sounds out words and spells them on her first instinct. Then we wrote a final draft together where we took a closer look at spelling and letter composition. At the end of our session, we read part of a book together, so I could get a better sense of what reading materials to recommend for her going forward. We are going to finish reading the book this Friday."
"Tonight we began by reviewing and correcting the math homework I had assigned him. We then started some more math work. We ended by setting up his homework this week and having him write out instructions for a board game he wants to create (I hope he is able to give me a page or two of pure written work)."
"The student read 5 books today. She read four D books and one E book. I feel she is at a Level D now, as some Level E books are tricky for her. I found when she is finding a book more difficult that she tends to pause while reading and talk about something else. Next time, we will make words and review tricky words before reading level E books, as this should give her more confidence and ease with reading these books."
"The student read a fable today and was able to pronounce many new vocab words. His work with vocabulary shows. We discussed fables and their purpose. Then, he read an excerpt about two states, comparing and contrasting them. He then completed a Venn diagram. He did an excellent job at this."
"The student read a few pages from a difficult level one book of poetry. I presented a beginning foundation of tenses. We focuses on reading the base/ root word then adding ing and/or ed. For spelling, we worked on simple cvc words for phonics recognition and retrieval. We also practiced decoding, spelling, listening, and verbalizing words with ink (rink, think, sink) and ing (ring, sing, thing)."