Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, the student worked on subtraction flash cards, beginning multiplication problems, and reading comprehension. For the next session, I will select an easier passage for her to read."
"We worked mainly on multiplication today. He got a new toy that helps children visually understand times tables, and we used that during our discussion. We also spent about a quarter of an hour practicing reading clocks/telling time. A very good session!"
"The student and I continued our schedule of dictionary work for the first half and math for the second. We went over his homework. Then we picked some more words from Lord of the Rings, tried to define them using context clues, then looked them up in the dictionary. We then moved to the computer and worked on varying levels of math. Our working order was third grade, fourth grade, and then a level of my choosing. The majority of the time we worked together to complete some pre algebra problems."
"Today I had the student work on some problems in his word problems workbook, while I corrected the multiplication problems he most recently completed. He does well when multiplying 1-digit numbers by 2 and 3-digit numbers. However, when he multiplies 2-digit numbers by 2-or 3-digit numbers he sometimes goes astray. I will continue working with him on this until it is resolved."
"During this session we focused on timed addition problems, subtraction, word problems using subtraction, and multiplication. The student completed a worksheet with 30 single-digit addition problems at a rate of just over 3 seconds per problem. She also completed another single-digit addition problem worksheet which contained higher numbers (7, 8, and 9) at a rate of approximately 8 seconds each. She also completed a single-digit subtraction worksheet with a time of 4 seconds per problem. Since the goal is 3 seconds per problem, we will work on speeding up the student's addition and subtraction. She also completed two-digit subtraction problems and multiplication problems up to the 11 times table."
"We reviewed flashcards (3s, 6s, 9s, 11s, & 12s). The student really has these down! There was 1 or 2 that she couldn't remember, so I had her recite them out loud for auditory memory. We then read a fiction book for 20 minutes. I had her pause after various sections to explain to me what's going on in the story in her own words. She is really understanding these stories! I also reminded her to slow down, pause at periods, and sound out words that she doesn't know. She worked on the math worksheet I provided, which included addition of 3 3-digit numbers as well as their estimates. She struggled slightly, but I was able to show her where she went wrong, and she got the next similar problem correct. She was extremely well behaved during this session. She seems to be behaving better and better, is growing a more positive learning attitude, and altogether is doing better with her studies! It's lovely helping her learn!"