Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I. Sight Words Review. II. Powerwrite: fiction. III. Word Sort: "i" rules for i_e, icc, and ic. A. Identifying sounds and spelling rules. IV. Word Game: Pig Races to practice new and review spelling words. V. Math Practice: Division. A. Word Problems. B. Long Division. C. Multi-step Problems, He is very good at explaining how he reached an answer or the rationale behind selecting a method for solving a given problem. He needs to work on reading the question carefully and show his work neatly in order to avoid making small errors. We will also work on memorizing his times table, which will help his division problem-solving speed and ability."
"For this session, the student and I went over multiplying whole numbers and fractions. We completed her homework assignment on the concept, which she did very well with. Afterwards, I wrote some of my own questions that were similar to the homework assignment, to make sure she fully understood the concepts. Afterwards, we studied for her spelling test. I created a "word scramble" for her, which she was able to complete. I then quizzed her on all 30 of her words, which she did very well on (29/30 correct). For the last fifteen minutes of the session, we took turns reading off from her book. After every few pages, I had her summarize what was happening in the story."
"The student read aloud a chapter and a half of "Ms. Kormel is Not Normal."ù I noticed he corrected himself in a number of places. For example, he read "learned"ù then paused, and probably considering the context, he corrected the word to "leaned."ù He also was slightly more receptive to reading. He did some math homework. He quickly solved the "greater than, less than, and equal to"ù problems, giving consideration to one problem that he answered incorrectly and then correcting it. I also read two Aesop's Fables aloud to him. We talked about the "Tortoise and the Hare"ù and how the story might apply to him and he said he thinks to tries to read too fast. I also suggested to him that he work on reading for longer stretches."
"Today, the student worked on his point of view homework in sentences and pronouns. Then we practiced finding the volume and total volume of objects. Then, the student read a short story and answered reading comprehension questions."
"Today student A and student B had homework assignments to complete. I helped student A with a math assignment involving a sequence of numbers that increased by four. He worked on the task of creating a graph and answering questions. Student B's math assignment involved finding real-world examples of lines and rays. With encouragement, he was able to think of examples and write them down. Finally, I used a highlighter with student A to help him find prepositions and label the category (time, location, direction, or other.) The boys were able to get their work done with little prompting."
"It was great to meet the students! We discussed their English and Reading homework together, and then I asked some comprehension questions about the story they read for class. As time goes on, I will be asking more comprehension questions, and potentially asking to write a bit. In the summer, we'll work on more advanced reading and writing together; I am brainstorming books that will appeal to each of them."