Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was the most productive the student has been. We went straight to work and did her reading responses to "Me on the Map." After, we worked on a poster that focused on the order of things from smallest to largest. Following our first break, she completed her poster and we had a spelling test. She did fairly well on that, and her writing is also improving. We did not do any specific writing practice because of her spelling test and reading responses. During our last hour, we focused on math and adding single digit numbers to 10. She was able to understand and complete her work. We will be moving on with new material tomorrow."
"The twins are ahead in their math class currently because the other students are still stuck on graphing inequalities (section 11-5), which we had covered last week. We reviewed graphing inequalities and looked at the differences between inequalities involving "and" versus "or." They were able to go from being given the inequality to graphing it and from being given the graph to writing the appropriate inequality statement(s). We worked on adding and subtracting integers. I taught them how to solve for variables (section 11-1) that involve 2 steps (adding or subtracting and multiplying or dividing). Though she is showing improvement, the problems with adding/subtracting integers still occasionally confused Student 1. We will continue to work on this area in the next session."
"Today's session with the student went very well. I was able to get her to work on and complete her homework, as well as three sheets of practice problems for math. The practice sheets were the exact sheets that she is tested on in school. At first she was apprehensive about working on them because she has had trouble in the past but after the first sheet was complete she realized that there was no pressure here and she had an easy time completing them. Her homework was on division and the sheets she completed were on addition, multiplication and subtraction. We are still working on single digits but she is starting to memorize her multiplication table. I believe she just needs to do more problems for her to memorize them."
"The student and I focused on multiplication today. We practiced skip counting and even looked at multiplying to find the area of various rectangles."
"Today we reviewed a few topics including conversions of different units of measurement, division with decimals, multiplication with decimals, proportions, and order of operations (PEMDAS). The student did well with the multiplication and he really seems to be improving."
"The student practiced writing with a two fingered grip, counted markers by 5 and 10, read aloud, and filled in short e sound words. Reversal of b and d noted and addressed with fingers and practice on paper."
"I did a review with the student of concepts we had been learning together such as multiplication, multi-step word problems using adding, subtracting, and multiplication, and subtraction using the borrowing technique. He performed well. I also began to teach him the basic concept of division, creating notes with multiple examples for him to keep. To conclude, we did 15 minutes of 4th grade vocabulary flashcards."
"Today, the student and I went over a math quiz she had taken in school. She got an 82% on it, which is a great improvement. We also reviewed the whole 7's multiplication table and she was able to remember them very quickly, which is a definite improvement. We will move onto the 6's next week, while continuing to review the 7's. I worked with her briefly on spelling and reading. Overall, there is steady improvement."
"Today, we covered adding numbers bigger than 10 with no carrying. Then, we moved onto a coloring worksheet that dealt with subtraction, and a worksheet that had word problems on it."
"Worked with the student on some math homework. Also worked on spelling words. He wrote a story using his spelling words and we also worked on a spelling test."
"We reviewed and corrected homework and started practicing the multiplication tables. He knew the 2's so we began with the 3's and 4's. We used flashcards and played a game on the tablet."
"Today, the student explained to me a little bit about what she is doing in math class with regard to fractions and decimals. I will be sure to bring something next week so we can practice fractions, decimals, and place value. We then focused on improving her recall of her addition facts. I gave her a few methods. She should memorize the doubles facts (1+1, 2+2, etc.) and then she can memorize doubles +1 (e.g. if she knows 7+7=14, then she knows 7+8=15). We also talked about the 9s facts and I reviewed with her that all she has to do is think of her 10s facts and subtract 1. We then played a couple games. This not only helped her to practice her addition facts, but it also required strategizing in order to find the correct answer. We finished by playing a quick game of addition, which she enjoys. She did a great job today! Next week, we will continue practicing her basic addition facts as well as her decimals and fractions."