Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I are beginning ordinals and sequencing in Singapore math. I am also introducing "mad minute" to keep his skills up in addition and subtraction. We studied spiders from two perspectives--reading a science book about spiders and reading "Anansi the Spider," an African folk tale. We talked about where Ghana is on a map and introduced the concept of cultures. We used the two spider books as the basis for our daily word journal. He then wrote in his daily journal using the "spider" words."
"The student and I reviewed her homework where we practiced math facts and wrote her spelling words. Then, we started planning a fairy tale by using a pre-writing template. She planned out the characters, the problem, and the resolution. She did an excellent job thinking creatively to plan her story. Next week, we will write the story using the pre-writing template."
"Today, the student and I worked on math and reading. We started with math and the student did really well with this! We worked through his homework that worked on taking tens and making them into hundreds. The student had no problem understanding that ten tens is one hundred. His addition also seems to be improving. We then moved onto reading. We read several books and the student did well. He struggles with some sight words, but is good at sounding out words."