Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we started off with a quick review of some multiplication facts that the student needed to make as fluent as her other facts. She was very successful with this, and she loves to start off the session this way! We completed a prefix activity to continue to work on that topic. We also spent some time learning how to reduce fractions using the GCF, which she understood quite quickly. We also selected several books so that we can do a book club together and work on English skills in the context of a novel. She completed her hw of writing an opinion essay."
"We went over her homework again. She was having some trouble with some of the fraction to decimal conversions, but understood it quickly after I explained it to her. We then practiced one last time for her presentation and took a video so she could see how she's doing."
"We went over the student's math from school, which was long multiplication. She did it with few problems, I only corrected a few minor errors. Then we worked on her reading response. She has trouble with starting sentences. She responded well to doing brainstorming (we made a list of character traits of Harry Potter vs. Lord Voldemort) as a way to kick start her ideas, because once she has the idea of what to write her sentence structure is pretty good, although her sentences tend to get a little long. We also talked about how each sentence should be related to the question you are answering in some way. We had a little time left after that so I reviewed with her again simplifying fractions and also cross-simplifying before multiplying. She did catch on but this is a concept I think I need to review a little each week before she'll feel really confident with it."