Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over her homework and wrote words with short vowel sounds. We wrote sentences using her spelling words."
"We read "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and practiced reading comprehension. I gave the student 5 vocabulary words that he struggled with and will quiz him Tuesday."
"We worked on vocabulary, reading trivia cards, and continuing to read the book The One and Only. We talked about how the student has improved on her speed and fluency."
"Student 1 and Student 2 read a level L text focusing on "gh" and "Th" diphthongs. Student 2 was able to learn the words "cough" and "thought." She had many successes when she took the time to slow down or effectively used the context to help her. The students also continued reading Diary of a Wimpy kid and did some word work with compound words."
"Student A: The student worked on his one paragraph writing assignment: adding details. Student B: We worked on reading comprehension: Flat Stanley/Invisible Stanley- responded to comprehension questions after reading. We also worked on spelling words: putting them in sentences and unscrambling spelling words. Student C: We read 2 chapters of Diary of a Worm. The student responded to reading log questions and briefly reviewed her homework spelling assignment."
"Student A: This week we practiced our ability to identify figurative language in Ray Bradbury's A Sound of Thunder. The student is reading at an exceptional pace, she can quickly identify key plot points and make substantiated predictions about the overall plot of the story. Student B: The student and I looked at an ACT prompt to differentiate between: "to what extent," "evaluate," and "explain" question archetypes common in high school English courses. The goal here was to have her understand that dissecting the specific language of a given prompt can have a major impact on the purpose that her writing takes on."