Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started reading: All the Families, Scholastic Box Books, Fox in Socks, Garden Friends, -et as in jet. Of the Scholastic Box Books: Frogs, Dot, Mac, Peg and Ted, The Vet."
"Today we read a more advanced, non-fiction book about dinosaurs. The student was very engaged in the reading and even when he lost concentration on the reading at hand he kept his attention on the subject and talked about dinosaurs and what he knew about them. This really helped me keep him engaged in the reading because he would ask a question about dinosaurs and I would be able to guide him to a part of the reading that talked about that specific topic. He seems as though he is progressing. He is able to more easily recognize certain phonic patterns (ea, ou, gh, etc.) and flow through those words in his reading. He is struggling with pronunciation. He tends to guess at words he does not know instead of sounding them out, but with a little help he is able to sound out the words himself. Once he hears the sounds he can easily figure out the word."
"The student seemed interested in the subject matter during reading. He no longer skips over words he doesn't know to get to the end of the passage. His math is coming along really well, too. He almost has the 7s times tables memorized."
"In today's session, the student wrote the beginning letter to each word with 'an' and 'at' to match the picture and did very well. He also worked on a 'b' 'd' worksheet and got every one correct! He read several sight word sentences and needs more review on short i and short u words. He counted nickels, dimes, and pennies and wrote the total amount. He reviewed the first 5 presidents, too. The student did well and will continue to review all concepts."
"Reading comprehension/classifications were covered. The student shows great zeal in learning and was left with reading homework in continuation for the next meeting session."
"Regarding mathematics, I covered the concept of combining like terms and multiplying algebraic expressions. I also covered the concept of using context clues to identify an unfamiliar word. I introduced a strategy for both concepts. The strategies were consistent with introducing ways in which to arrive at the answer. The student appears quite receptive to the material."