Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's progress with the alphabet, making sure he had a solid understanding of both upper and lower case letters before moving on to vowel sounds. I left him both times with the homework assignment to practice writing the letters of the alphabet without my example as a basis - I wanted him to be able to write it on his own. He still has some trouble distinguishing between b and d, so I am working on having him name each letter in a word before trying to pronounce it to help his understanding."
"Today we worked on having the student read. She read at a level that seemed comfortable for her. She read with confidence and used intonation properly, this is a good sign. I made memory cards with her vocabulary, and we played and also did two other activities with the words. I left them so she can continue to practice. She only has a few words she needs to focus on, quitarse and levantarse and ponerse. Overall, it was an excellent class."
"After evaluating the student's verbal reasoning abilities, I recognized the recall of supporting details as an often overlooked piece of comprehension. Based on this, we conducted a close reading of "The Count of Monte Cristo," and annotated along the way for mood, characterization, and purpose. I prompted the student to support his claims with textual evidence, using his annotations as clues and encouraging him to extract the details which contributed to his understanding. After this, we looked at the history of the text in order to discuss the text's allusions and context. Finally, we reviewed participles."
"1. The student read poetry from a level one book. 2. For his Fry sight words, he is on the 3rd hundred, and he finished the list. We captured 10 new words. 3. We then did a story sequence activity where he focused on imagery and sequence of events for reading comprehension. 4. Next, we reviewed short and long vowels, and then we practiced reading and spelling words with short vs. long vowels."
"Both students practiced phonics and English today. They read short passages and answered reading comprehension questions. We also worked on vocabulary. They were able to read sentence fragments and determine what the word in bold meant. Student A practiced listening and comprehension skills by listening to me read a sentence and finding the picture that was associated with the phrase. Student B completed fill-in-the-blank questions using English words that fit correctly. Both students completed fill-in-the-blank questions with proper adjectives to make the sentence read correctly."
"Both students read from their books for 25 minutes, and then we reviewed unfamiliar vocabulary. Additionally, they are working on summer activity books for reading and math. We may incorporate a couple of these exercises into our summer sessions."