Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started with a quick sight-word assessment, which the student did well on. He only missed a couple of words, and I believe it was largely due to rushing, not the fact that he didn't know them. Then we re-read the 'Dirty Face' poem from last week, and we did a graphic organizer focused on character traits. He knew the concept of main character well, and was easily able to pick out things the main character did and said in the poem. Next we read a reading comprehension piece about going to a play. This was a little more difficult, as there were a few unfamiliar vocabulary words in it. His tendency, again, was to rush through the reading, which leaves him with a less than complete comprehension of the text. Upon being coaxed to slow down, he did so, which made it easier to discuss what was going on in the text. With a little help, he was able to answer comprehension questions afterwards."
"Today we covered creating and reading words with long vowel and short vowel sounds. The student did very well reading words and identifying letter sounds. With practice, I believe the student will easily master short and long vowel sounds in words."
"We practiced control of the writing implement and reviewed colors and shapes. We practiced making upper and lowercase A's and B's and then reviewed the number book "The Big Storm" from last week. We finished with a read aloud of Disney's Cinderella. The student was very attentive."