Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the homework on fractions and percentages that he had been given in the prior session and went over one of his school worksheets on decimals. He has been given homework worksheets. We still have some catching up to do on decimal and fractions. He is able to recall more and more and is remembering the steps to take in answering questions."
"For our final session, the student practiced adding fractions. We had not met in some time, and I was nervous that he may have forgotten the processes that we worked on. After some initial forgetfulness, though, he was able to find common denominators, add the fractions, and reduce his answer independently. We then spent the second half of our session practicing some money-based word problems, using both multi-step addition and multiplication. Over the course of my time tutoring this student, he has shown tremendous growth in both confidence and skill. His mother has expressed that his grades have improved as a result of our sessions, and she plans to have him continue some math enhancement over the summer. I have been impressed with his progress, and I'm confident that he will continue to grow as a student moving forward."
"The math section today was designed to draw together several topics in order to demonstrate how they're all interconnected. By combining long division, place value, least common multiple, and equivalent fractions, the student was able to solve 4th and 5th grade word problems with no trouble. She gets better and better as she learns how so many math concepts are related. The second half of our session revisited some grammar (pronouns and tenses) before moving onto new topics, including subject-object relationships, and relative pronouns. We watched short videos which introduced these topics, and then the student and I created example sentences on our own. The student seems to grasp both topics, at least on a fundamental level."
"Worked with the student on multiplication facts and skip counting by 4s for Math. For Reading, she worked on vocabulary definition, grammar, and sentence structure."
"Today, I worked with Student 1 for a half hour and with Student 2 for an hour. With Student 1, we went over one of her math review packets on everything to do with quadratics. Once she had done a few problems of each type, she quickly remembered how to do them. With Student 2, we constructed a framework to get through the remaining assignments and tests of the year. We focused on this Thursday and Friday so that he knows what he needs to do for the remainder of this week. Once he was set on the assignments that he had to do, we studied for the science test he has tomorrow and also brainstormed for his English assignment."
"We were able to complete an alphabetizing/initial sound matching game. We also made a list of 8 words he wants to learn. He went home with the list and may practice them over the week."