Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We looked over her homework and practiced reading fluently using a telephone. We practiced spelling sight words and worked on all short vowels. In math, we looked at missing addends and used subtraction to help us find the answers."
"Today the student and I devoted half the session to reading and half to math. She read a chapter book out loud about a dog spending time in a classroom. She did very well and seemed to enjoy the book. I asked her to tell me about what she had read and she demonstrated her comprehension by answering the questions with detail. She has developed decoding skills when she gets to words she doesn't know. She will try the word 2-3 times before looking for assistance. For math, we continued playing her math game. She developed new rules relating to the color of the square you land on which makes it more fun for her while still keeping the math. Her personality is shining through the more and more I work with her, so I am glad she is becoming more comfortable."
"We started by reviewing letter sounds and target words. We then read a text with those target words. He showed success with Explode the Code blending activity work pages."
"This was the last session with both students. For the speaking portion of today's session, the boys were given roles as one of the following: talk show host, reporter, athlete, artist, scientist. They were to interview one another, asking in depth questions and answering with more than just one word. We then did a vocabulary builder."
"The student's first assignment for the new school year was the subject of this session. He has been asked to write a paragraph-long review of a book he has read. The points to be covered have been outlined for him, so we spent the hour talking and writing about the book he has chosen, finding the best way to approach the paragraph so it contains the information he needs to include, flows well from beginning to end and has no grammatical or mechanical errors. He completed about half the paragraph. He will finish it before we meet next week, and we'll review and revise, as needed. He continues to find solutions to his writing challenges on his own, showing good command of vocabulary, spelling and sentence structure. The more he writes the more comfortable he should become with the process."
"During our session the student and I read the reading passage "Through his Footprints." He and I reviewed several reading strategies such predicting and using context clues for unknown vocabulary words. We also focused on reading comprehension questions to ensure he was retaining the information learned throughout the story. He did great and was focused."