Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I focused on reading out loud. Together, we read from a book he's currently enjoying and worked on what to do when he comes across a word he isn't familiar with. I told him to write these words down on a bookmark moving forward, and we'll figure out what they mean at the next session. I also taught him about "context clues" - using the surrounding information to help figure out what a word means. We also worked on a 4th grade-level reading comprehension worksheet, which he did very well with."
"The student brought some assessment exam related reading homework to the session. I had him read the passage aloud, which he did fairly well with sounding out words and his fluency. I also had him use his 'stop and jot' technique while reading. He was able to summarize the paragraphs with words and phrases with very little help from me. When answering the questions, he was able to prove his answers and find where in the passage they were mentioned. He then completed a Making Connections Day 4 worksheet I printed off for him. We talked about grumpy people and when we get grumpy, so he was able to relate to this particular story more. Once again, he was able to prove his answers and show which paragraph they were in. We then read another chapter in the Reading Pro Hooked on Phonics book."
"Student finished reading her book for her winter break! She did a really great job and was able to talk about the book with pretty good detail. We also worked on math word problems. She is very good at understanding basic questions but has a some trouble with more complex ones. We will work on this in the future and I am sure she will be able to pick it quite easily. She is a pleasure to work with!"
"At today's session, we focused on key details and questioning. The boys worked on asking questions to find key details. We read three passages in our session and answered short answer questions using RADD to answer those questions."
"Both students are progressing well. Student one is writing neatly and thoughtfully, as well as working on sentence variety. Student two is getting more and more apt at recognizing sight words quickly with ease, and he is doing a good job of sounding out new short words of 3 to 4 letters."
"Both students did great this session. Student one and I worked on writing complete sentences. Student two and I worked on sight words and letter formation for letters she still struggles with (k, j, g, f, p). In math, we did a few count and graph activities to practice making bar graphs. Student two and I worked more with addition practice, and student one worked a bit with counting money. They both did an excellent job!"