Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started out our session today by reading 3 books. The student struggled with some of the words while reading. I believe that this was due to her not being familiar with the books. She is starting to use some of the techniques I told her about when she comes to a word that she doesn't know. She is starting to take her time to look at the word and all of the letters and sound it out. The more that I read with her, the more I am realizing that she doesn't know the sounds of the different letter combinations. I am going to focus on phonics in our next session. Next, we spent the majority of the session focusing on Math. I introduced her to telling basic time to the hour and half hour. She was very interested and even asked what happens when the minute hand lands on the other numbers, and I explained it to her briefly and she seemed to catch on. We used flash cards and work sheets to review the time expressions that she learned. Next, I introduced her to coins using actual money. I went over the names of all of the coins. The only coin that she didn't know the name for was a dime. Besides the names for the coins, I taught her the value of each coin, and we started counting different coin combinations that were on Flash Cards. As we added the coins together and the numbers got higher, I showed her how to add two digit numbers. She was so excited about learning how to count money. She declared "I love Math." I was pleasantly surprised that she said this because Math is the one subject that she has always struggled with. The session went very well."
"Today we went over homework, triangles, and the different types. Also, we went over subtracting and adding minutes and hours."
"As a warm up we finished the math subtraction game we started the last session. The goal of the game was to use dice to subtract numbers starting at 199. The first person to get to zero wins. The student was successful in completing long subtraction during the game with the use of a number line for support. We discussed that taking your time and double checking your work is more effective than answering quickly. Instead of using her fingers to add or subtract, I am encouraging her to use a number line. We reviewed her multiplication facts for 6 and 9 and there was GREAT improvement. She knew almost all of her 6 facts and 1/2 of her 9 facts. Time went down from 5 mins to complete to a little over 1 min. We created flash cards for 7 facts to practice at home."
"The student worked on his homework, and we worked with money (how to add it, subtract it, and do word problems). We also worked on his reading comprehension a little bit more and how he can enjoy reading. He is making great progress, and I am happy with how he is doing."
"I gave the student a learning inventory to determine his learning styles. He favors tactile learning and visual as his main modalities. I also reviewed the multiplication facts and had him complete a multiplication table chart to help him see the number patterns in multiplication. This is a great reference tool while he is learning his facts. I had him also work with a math website, where he was able to practice his facts in a fun interactive way. I gave him the assignment of practicing his two's flashcards and online practice for our next session. He was cooperative and did well today!"
"We finished the assigned review packet and conversions involving improper fractions. The student is doing very well with the concepts covered. She is comprehending when to use strategies on specific word problems. She displayed a lot of enthusiasm towards the material. It was a productive session."