Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was a much better session with the student. We started with a round of the dots game and then her flashcards, and both went well. Then she and I read a short history of the founding of Jamestown. I have decided that I am going to take her through the history of how the USA was founded, since she knows next to nothing about it. She seemed to enjoy it again, asking some good questions."
"Today, concepts covered for Student 1 included identifying main ideas and details. We also reviewed telling time to the quarter. With Student 2, we read a story about weather and worked with the concepts of summer, winter, and the weather. In math, the concept covered included counting by twos and measurement of objects. Both students did an excellent job today."
"We touched on solving equations with a single variable using addition, subtraction multiplication, and division. The student did phenomenal with the add/sub problems; however, he struggled quite a bit when we introduced multiplication or division. We will keep on reviewing these concepts until he gains a firm understanding of them. We are currently skimming through a algebra 1 book, and will continue on this track."
"We warmed up with prime factors, and (once he was shown how) he did well; then we went back to the basics with fractions. I was hoping that by reviewing the concepts in detail he would be able to remember them the next session. I brought several worksheets, and we added and subtracted fractions with different denominators. We finished the math portion with multiplication and subtraction of fractions. For the science portion we talked of static electricity and used balloons in our experiment."
"The student and I covered various graphical displays, such as dot plots, histograms, stemplots, and cumulative frequency plots. This allowed us to go over univariate data in general, which set us up to discuss bivariate data. We spent much of the remaining time talking about correlations and specifically the correlation coefficient r. Overall the student grasped the concepts fairly well!"
"The student and I reviewed 5th grade math concepts and she completed some pre-assessments. I did notice the student's poor penmanship and its effect on her ability to read her math work. The student was very comfortable with the math concepts and I feel she is well prepared to begin 6th grade math work. To begin her penmanship practice, I recommend she practice writing everyday this summer. I will provide her with worksheets the next time we meet so that she can practice between our lessons."