Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student shared with me that she had written in her journal at school today. She read it to me, and we highlighted a few spots that evidenced need for a review, such as the use of "an" before a vowel and proper sentence structure. In the course of the discussion we addressed misunderstandings as they arose, such as long e spellings. The student will write some examples of these before our next session. She and I began reading together the book Rain Reign and discussed examples of homonyms. She will write a list like the book character's, three things she likes, in order, for our next session tomorrow evening. We will continue reading and writing via Rain Reign."
"Today the student and I read a non-fiction text about day and night and the seasons. While this was not the student's favorite text, he was very engaged and had extensive background knowledge about the topic. His expression and fluency were on point, and he scored a 9/10 on the comprehension questions. I was impressed with the student when he was self-aware enough to know he needed to re-read a complicated question before attempting to choose an answer choice. The vocabulary game is going well, and the student can continue this practice independently when I am not there for tutoring sessions. Finally, we read another chapter of "No Summit Out of Sight". He is most engaged while reading this book and only occasionally needs support with decoding difficult words."
"The student used the first few minutes of the session to explain to me what he has been doing in school. He told me he has been doing something called "Battle of the Books", and was telling me about each of the books. He seemed excited to be participating in this event at school. The student worked on his spelling words, not only spelling them, but also sorting them into the "long oo"/"short oo"/"oddball" categories. Additionally, he and I worked on punctuation, including comma usage in listing things and with conjunctions. The student had an impressive grasp of his spelling words already, and he picked up on the comma usage rules fast, so the session went very smoothly, as things seemed easy and not too frustrating for him yesterday."