Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed her math minute in 2 min 27 sec. She missed two problems that she was able to immediately tell me the answer to when I asked her about them (she was working fast to beat her best time and overlooked a couple). We worked on 3 word problems, all of which were one step problems. She answered two on her own and needed some help with the last one because the numbers were quite large. Reading comprehension strategies focus on "questioning" as we read a passage on chickenpox. She was asking appropriate questions to show that she was paying attention to what she was reading. She continues to show progress in both math and reading comprehension, and I think one session a week (along with a great report card and practice test) was a good ego boost for her."
"The student and I began the lesson with two reading passages and comprehension questions. The comprehension questions dealt mostly with order of events. She does best on these questions when she connects with the topic and is interested in it. Therefore, we read each paragraph out loud and discussed her thoughts on what she read. I asked her to think about the passages in her life and how what she read related to her. She really loves to read -- when we met, she said she is currently reading the Harry Potter series for the second time. Therefore, I will try to have future lessons deal with comprehension around her favorite books, such as Harry Potter. Additionally, we will work on her picturing the events in her head for better comprehension. We finished the lesson with some math, particularly dealing with word problems and fractions. She did well on these."
"First, I worked with Student 1 on a Lemonade War worksheet for his book club. He seemed to understand some basics about the book. The economic aspect of the book seemed a bit over his head. Then, I worked with Student 2 on some coin counting. He had trouble when the coins were out of order, and adding by 10's when there was already a 5 in the one's column. Then, we did a word sort of -t, -st, and -ft words and played a game with them. Student 3 and I started by reading a picture book, "Captain Small Pig." By the end, she was able to find the description words when I identified the nouns they were connected to. We did a worksheet with the same idea. After that, we finished with a long-a and short-a sort that she did much better on this week than a couple weeks ago."
"The student finished his workbook questions and continued studying his vocabulary words. We also went over geography today. He has a quiz on longitude and latitude and he practiced locating cities and coordinates."
"We reviewed certamen concepto and wrote in Cunieform. We reviewed graphing in different quadrants for an upcoming quiz and finalized by reviewing geography with a fun game utilizing technology."
"We began by the student working on her summer reading assignment. She was given a paper that said she has to do a CASPAR for each of the books she read. We set up both CASPARs and she began to work on one. She got a little more than halfway done with one. We will continue this next Monday when we meet. We also looked over her math homework. She began it and checked that she understood what to do on the rest of it."