Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on homework; we discussed coordinate graphs, her weekly vocabulary and her social studies project on the thirteen colonies. She needed some help with parts of speech when using vocabulary words in a sentence, and would benefit from more practice with writing sentences and organizing her thoughts to compose paragraphs. She showed good focus and had her school work organized."
"I assisted the student with his math homework, which consisted of finding the volumes of composite rectangular prisms. After this we worked on reducing fractions."
"We started our session with corrections for the student's most recent math test. We spent the rest of the session completing a language arts reading comprehension assignment. I checked over the student's answers and encouraged him to add citation and evidence directly from the book as this was the direction for most questions. He finished 8 of the 10 questions while I was working him and I left him with the final 2 short answer questions to finish on his own."
"Today, the student told me they were going to start benchmark testing for math this week and that he wanted to practice all of the concepts they have learned so far. We started with place values and rounding of whole numbers and decimals, then moved to multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals. Finally, we practiced some double digit multiplication and word problems."
"For our session the student and I firstly worked on her fifth reading response on the year. Her reading response was about a book that details life as an awkward preteen and she was tasked with creating a sketch as well as a bio of her favorite character. She excelled in this task. Next, we moved on to her math homework. Her math work consisted of division with decimals which the student continues to get better at. She still feels that she is "not good" at this material but her work proves otherwise. With more practice she will be more comfortable with the material and hopefully her confidence will follow."
"The student had two math pages of homework. It was multiplying and dividing mixed numbers. He did really well with this. He also had some spelling homework and had to write a letter. He told me the letter was a rough draft. I helped him correct some errors he had. I made some practice problems for him but we did not get through all of them. He has a test on Tuesday. I will bring practice problems to make sure he is ready for his test."
"Today we started by working with numbers that compare two different amounts such as 18T =36,000 lbs. Metrics were also included in this. Next, the student worked with a practice test from his teacher. He knew his history very well, so we finished up with reading the class book."
"Student started with reading, and she does a great job reading out loud. She does need to slow down occasionally to make sure she is reading every word. We also worked on a fraction worksheet. She seemed much more focused and not as distracted. She is currently testing but wanted to work on reading out loud. We read a couple of chapters from her book - she wants to work on fluency, pauses, and vocabulary."
"The student had some math homework, which we finished fairly quickly. She also had some studying to do for English (Tom Sawyer through chapter 27), science (the endocrine system), spelling (four words), and geography (the western United States)."
"Today we worked on class assigned vocabulary and will be reviewing the vocabulary next session. The student felt unsure about the vocabulary and was shy to answer even with numerous hints. Once coaxed into answering, he was able. I feel that next session he will be more confident in the vocabulary. We also focused on poetry and writing for class. It takes a minute for him to begin, but he is able to imagine well and create. We also practiced reading a news paper today. Once the student understood the lettering system of sections, he was able to find stories with ease."
"During my session with the student we worked on a short response practice for the exam and a mini spelling quiz on the spelling words from her long /a/ vowel sounds and /er/ sounds packet. After the quiz we worked on the /s/ sound and spelling patterns for plural nouns. Some strategies I included during the session was to have her sit without any materials in her hands and to sit up straight to focus her energy on the assignment rather than dispense it fidgeting and slouching. For extra practice, she is to work on capital letters and plural words in her spelling book. She is very bright."
"The student and I worked on reducing fractions, descriptive writing, mass, volume and density, and geography. He is able to reduce fractions but is having difficulty determining if the fraction is reduced completely (Ex. 24/36=12/18 ... should be 2/3). After we practice more with multiplication and division tables, this should become easier for him. His geography homework was fairly easy for him. He was able to grasp how to read a map and answer corresponding questions. He worked really hard during this session."