Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student missed only one problem from his dividing fractions homework. I briefly introduced him to multiplying and dividing mixed numbers. I will ask him to complete some mixed number division in our next lesson. We reviewed 10 analogies. For each analogy, the student completed a bridge sentence by filling in the missing word; the final two analogies required him to write a complete bridge sentence independently. I asked him to complete this part for homework, since writing bridge sentences is a good strategy to practice for cracking analogies. He answered 3/3 "find the conclusion"ù passages correctly for homework; from a sample reading passage from a lower level ISEE. He answered 4/4 context clue style passages correctly. He used the clues in a paragraph to decipher the meaning of a bold lettered word in one of the paragraph's sentences. We reviewed his new flashcards for the week. Each flash card had the definition of a word, and a common synonym. I asked him to write contextual sentences for each flash card as homework. I left him with another picture prompt from a practice SSAT test. I made sure he could see the picture clearly. I asked him to describe some details of the picture. I encouraged him to think about these details as he was writing his story."
"I continued to cover the SSAT math sections with the student, including solving multiplication and division of fractions and simplifying fractions. I also went over the questions she missed for a math test she took last week, and we reviewed her math homework. We also did some reading comprehension practice tests, and I gave her some pages to do for homework for next week."
"We continue to work through new material covered on the SSAT. The student and I covered math problems dealing with measurements and conversions. Some of this was a review for her, but much of it was new. We also continue to improve her reading comprehension skills. She is beginning to trust herself more and better grasp what the questions are asking."