Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we reviewed the student's homework assignment. We read through and annotated the article strategically to be able to answer the questions effectively. I continue to teach him how to use the question to answer the question. Rewarding the question into an answer helps you get to the point of what you are trying to answer and guides you into better constructed sentences and answers."
"The student and I continued to work on forming words out of letters and sounds. He really rises to meet the level of the book we're working on and can transition between levels quite well. He's so great at figuring out the words and with comprehension but has trouble remembering what we've been over. We'll work more on memorizing next time."
"In this session we worked on the speed of reading. We practiced with some short passages using the timer and setting goals. By the end of our session we had reached the goal. The student will continue to work on speed."
"The student is doing very well! Tonight we continued to partner read "Ghosts of Tupelo Landing" for fluency. She enjoyed making a list of all the characters and their identities in relation to each other. We also started making a list of the words she has trouble reading. She is very willing to go back and try to use various strategies to identify the words, like sounding them out. It also helps to break down the word into syllables."
"The student is improving so much, not only in his attention span, but his comprehension of what he reads. He is working at a 4th grade level, with a 90% comprehension rate. I am pleased with his progress and the fact that his confidence continues to build."
"The student is improving, but still needs practice recognizing sight words from his school provided list. In addition to reviewing previous words, we added several new sight words to work on learning. He practiced reading and writing these words. We also worked on some tricks for writing the letter S. He wrote the entire alphabet in upper and lowercase once. I suggest regular writing practice of the alphabet. Finally, we read from Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. He does well and clearly enjoys reading from this book, as a combination of memory, rhyme, and emerging reading skills allows him to successfully read some full sentences on his own."