Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the unit 5 vocab and his double entry journal. We also did an opinion-based questionnaire to discuss the main themes of Romeo and Juliet. He will be reading act 1 scene 1 and scene 2 for next week."
"Today, we worked on the student's reading homework. We read the names and the sounds of letters, mixed up in a row, to get warmed up. We worked on her weekly sight words as well. The student and I sounded out the words together the first time, and she did them on her own the second time. Next, we talked about the letter "h," which was the theme of her homework. We made a list of all the "h" words we could think of, then colored her "h" search page. After this, we talked about what verbs were and practiced picking out verbs in a sentence. She would act out the verb and then we would circle the verb in a sentence. We finished the session by reading "The Best Thing About Kindergarten" together. After the story, she told me about and drew her favorite thing about kindergarten (which is circle time!)."
"The student worked on her alphabet. She wrote out both capital and lowercase letters. We then reviewed sounds and words using puffy stickers I brought for her. It's important to keep some routine but also important to introduce new ways to learn. She picks up on everything quickly. We also worked on the study cards with various words and letters. Some of them included the use of two letters together such as ck and tr. We also reviewed making long vowel sounds by having the letter followed by a consonant and then followed by the letter e. We also worked on recognizing silent letters such as those found in colors like white, orange, and blue. Excellent session. The student is enthusiastic about learning."
"He had an essay he wanted to write for school so we worked on that today. The essay was a narrative about a recent life event. He wrote about the time his parents surprised him and his little sister with a surprise trip to the Bahamas. He had written a nice essay. We went over it together, added in some details and fixed some grammatical errors. He is very smart and had some really good ideas for the essay that we incorporated in. We expanded the essay together and added in some little details that really enhanced the essay. For example, he added in what he had for breakfast that day. A great session!"
"He is doing very well and progressing nicely. I will be testing him on some phonics to ensure he has mastered the basic beginning sounds of the "ABCs." We worked on blends of cr & bl, missing letters, and numbers. We completed all of his school homework packet."
"He is just about to test out of his red words! He did a great job on his phonics books too. In his workbook, we worked on rhyming words and multiple missing letters in the same word, as well as sequencing and choosing the correct word from two choices."