Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight we reviewed the student's homework. We worked out her spelling words. She is now doing group 2 - which is harder than group 1, which she was previously doing. We organized the words with the r controlled vowel. In addition, we worked on her vocab words creating a book with sentences and illustrations. We worked on her spelling words again and she took another practice test. The only word she missed the last time through was "clerk". We reviewed it again and I feel she has a handle on them. I am pleased with her progress with her spelling. We will meet next week at the same time."
"Today, the student asked for help with division. So, we worked on division facts. He understands the concept of division but needs to work on his multiplication facts to improve his accuracy and speed. We were able to do some theoretical work on algebra, which he enjoys. We ended with some reading comprehension and some spelling. His homework is to work to solidify his math facts in multiplication and division and to continue to read aloud each night."
"The student and I started off with some fast facts review. I had him focus on his 3, 5, and 7's multiplication tables. We first went over perimeter. After a bit of review, he did a very nice job creating shapes with specific perimeters. I reminded him as we worked that he could think of perimeter as the distance he'd have to go to walk around the space, or to think of it like finding the length of a fence that goes around something. With the remaining time, he worked on problem solving (from word problems), focusing on different strategies to solve a problem. We specifically discussed "guess and test" as a useful strategy when you're not sure how to start a problem. Next time, we'll continue to work on developing his multiplication speed and problem solving skills."
"Today's session consisted of reviewing materials that the student has been exposed to. From my observations, she is a very bright student who loves working on concepts she is comfortable with. She loves flashcards because they are easy to read. She breezed through the cards she has, and they appear to be above the level her teacher says she is. She also was a bit hesitant with telling time and math. We will begin working on math, and I will search for online programs for her to use. I look forward to working with her next Saturday."
"The student did a great job at our last lesson today. We worked out of our two remaining books. The aural material is in the book that is a year more advanced than the test she is taking tomorrow. We did some work out of that, but primarily focused on the remaining book since it is a bit too advanced. We did additional practice in choosing the correct box to complete each picture and analogy work. She continued to do a great job, and when she missed an answer, she was able to go back and correct it. Since the test is tomorrow, we also reviewed some test day tips. She knows that it is important to bring snacks, water, and pencils. We went over how to correctly shade bubbles, and what to do when you want to change your answer. We also modeled how questions would be read out with me reading instructions, and then attempting questions. I think she will do very well tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed her spelling words today. We discussed the definitions and practiced using them in sentences. She composed some really good sentences using these words. She only missed one word (leisure) on the quiz. She also completed a reading comprehension exercise She had to answer questions about the passage using multiple choice and short answers. She did very well; she only missed 2 out of 10. Her short answer responses were great! She is continuing to get better and better. I am so proud of her. Next week, we will continue with the summary outlines for the book of her choice, and we will also have the final spelling test."