Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student didn't have any homework, so we worked on areas he continues to need more practice in: multiplying and dividing numbers with decimals, long division, and basic multiplication and division up to 12. His working with decimals is much better than the last time we worked on it - he put the decimal in the correct place every time, and his work is more organized. I had him do a timed division test and a timed division test. On both tests, he started off well and did about 20 problems on each during the first minute as he did all the "easy" problems first. During the 2nd minute, he did 10 problems per minute, but after that, his rate went down to 4.5 per minute on the division and 6 per minute on the multiplication. He agreed that during break, he would do a 1-minute multiplication and a 1 -minute division test every day, setting the timer for 5 minutes and 12 minutes respectively."
"The student and I met to review elementary math. During this session I covered: proportions, unit conversions, angles and reading comprehension. While there were a few small bumps along the way, I do feel that he did a great job with the majority of the material. We will continue to examine these concepts in the future. I am confident that he will continue to improve and retain the fundamentals of elementary math."
"We completed the student's study guide for her math test. I helped her with some tips on comparing fractions."
"Per her mom's request, I devoted 10 minutes of today's session to reading with the student. The student and her dad began reading together and it helped improve her reading so much, her mom wants to implement it into the tutoring sessions. So she and I took turns reading to each other just like she does with her dad. Then I helped her with her math homework. She had to figured out how much punch each of several children drank at a party given the initial amount and particular information of who had more or less than someone else."
"Student 1 started the session by reviewing all of the spelling words that he has learned thus far. After this review, I quizzed him--he did quite well! After this, I introduced another 6 words to him--he wrote them three times each and put them into sentences. After English, we moved on to Math, where he completed time questions. In addition to simply telling time, he was introduced to problems involving adding time (what is a half hour after 3:00, for example). He did very well with these kind of questions. We also continued to work on simple addition and subtraction problems, which he sometimes has difficulty with. He is gaining confidence in this area. Student 2 is doing well also. We reviewed how to spell colors, as well as introducing the spelling of purple today. We also reviewed shapes--he no longer confuses rectangle and triangle. I also introduced matching and sorting to him, which he got the hang of rather quickly. I also am continuing to reinforce the habit of writing his name on the top of all of his work. I am very happy with the work that these boys are doing."
"The student's teacher got back with me and suggested we start talking about different kinds of graphs (bar, line, stem and leaf, etc.) so we went through that. The teacher made some other suggestions for the coming weeks as well but I want to return to the graphs next week to ensure she is retaining the information."