Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For our session Thursday, student and I worked together on her application and then on some pre-algebra work that she was assigned recently. As always, she wrote beautifully for her application and I can't wait for her to get a better grasp on writing and its mechanics so she can take her work to the next level! For her algebra work, she is venturing into PEMDAS and the importance of the order of operations in mathematics. She said she was not comfortable with the material, but her performance showed otherwise because she did very well on all the problems that were assigned to her. I left no extra assignments after this session."
"Last night the student and I worked on his study prep for his science test on Thursday. As usual we had a great session. We were very excited that he made an A on his last science test that we studied for so well. He is a great kid and takes his education seriously. He is not struggling with much at the moment. He is always prepared when I come with the proper materials."
"During my session with this student , we worked on listening comprehension for the ELA exam, and the "schwa" vowel sound. We reviewed her extra practice on the long /a/ vowel sound, and then created a spelling chart for the "schwa" vowel sound. She needed help most with identifying which vowel produced the "schwa" sound in the words we studied. After the listening comprehension exercise, I gave her some strategies on how to take quick notes during the reading, and how to use the process of elimination to answer the multiple choice ELA questions. For extra practice, she is to continue working on Shel Silverstein's poem "Sick," and begin reading the short play Mariot and Maud: The Glassblower's Daughters, answering the accompanying reading comprehension questions. I do not have any concerns from this session."
"We began our session by completing a word problems worksheet we had begun some weeks ago. I reminded the student that the key to word problems is visualizing what is being described. He seemed to fare much better after that. We then did some practice with both the 7 and 9 times tables, and his memory of the facts was impressive. It was apparent that he had practiced memorizing his times tables, and I am excited to see his progress moving forward."
"We read the story of the week and reviewed vocabulary and spelling words. The student worked on math homework with multiplication and the distributive property. We worked on complete sentences and talked about common and proper nouns."
"Today we started the session by drilling 3x1-3x12, 6x1-6x12 and 10x1-10x12. The student had no trouble answering all of these correctly. We then went over a few problems from her last math homework assignment, on estimating a quotient. By the end of our work, she seemed to have a good grasp of the concept. We then had a pop quiz on her spelling words, to study for her quiz tomorrow; she got the spelling of all 16 words correct. We finished the session by taking a look forward to her math homework for tonight, on division by breaking up. We went over time by 15 minutes because I wanted to make sure we finished at least one problem together. We finished one of her problems together, going through the steps of dividing using the method the book required. She is doing a great job of paying attention and staying patient with herself as she figures out math problems!"