Michaela is one of The Reading Room’s newest tutors! She has quickly adapted to our “hands-on” approach to teaching using countless ways of engaging students with a multi-sensory environment for learning.
Starting each session, she reviews flashcards of “sight words”, then allows the child to “test” their skills and see how many they can get on their own. Following this, they count up the correct number of cards and graph it together. This allows the student to see their growth in learning each session. They will then review past lessons before diving into their lesson for the day!
Michaela uses various fun activities such as puzzles, magnetic letters, word building, and writing in rice (all pictured in the Gallery). After each lesson, they will read a book that ties into the lesson of the day. An example would be “Cat in the Hat” for a “short a-CVC” lesson. After finishing our book, we bring it to writing!
One tutoring method used here could be writing sentences predicting what the book will be about and then following up on the prediction. Another could be writing sentences about the story sequence in the book, or just doing some reading comprehension questions. For the end of session review, Michaela has created a fun 6-sided dry erase dice that allows her to manipulate the sides to fit the lesson. Students roll the dice and verbally come up with various answers to each side.
She has done a remarkable job in her first full month with us and we can’t wait to see what else she brings to the table!