Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over reading, reading comprehension, history, writing, and spelling. This session was very successful. His reading performance and attention were good. The writing assignment this week went very well, and his interest in the book was good. He was able to get through many pages of the book we read. It is always encouraging to see his interest in history, and I think that his interest is deepening as he gets older. To my thinking, his interest in history can be a portal into interest about other things, which will only help him over time with his academics and with his overall mental cultivation. For now, he seems mainly to appreciate stories about young men or families, trying to cope with the challenges Mother Nature throws at them or fighting to survive in a disastrous historical situation. Friendship between two characters also is a theme he seems to appreciate."
"For the first 30 minutes, the student reviewed his reading of spirit animals. As he reviewed, I created questions for him to answer that pertained to his reading. For the last 30 minutes, he answered his questions, and we reviewed his answers."
"Today the student and I did some more worksheets working on the short i sound and sounding out words. She also read out loud to me from her book. She and I prepared for her comprehension test and worked on some math problems. Both the girls had great sessions today!"
"We practiced "Nn" in cursive. Wrote nut, net and November. We also wrote the sentence: "Notice how nice this looks." We went over the student's school project and made some spelling and punctuation corrections. We continued working on rewriting the story of "The Frog Prince" from the other frog's point of view. We played a spelling memory game using five words. His homework was to write a section of his Frog Prince story in cursive."
"We practiced phonograms, (OPR, WPR), spelling words, journal, sight word flashcards, and reading fluency. Please practice the double-letter phonograms that we worked on today as well as the first few Dolch or Fry's sight words."
"We practiced reciting the alphabet rather than singing it, recognizing the letters, and introducing the phonetic sounds. We practiced counting and recognizing numbers. I introduced tracing numbers and letters, and I left her homework."