Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through a timed multiplication test of the 4s, which she found easy. We then went through a multiplication times table, highlighting problems that had the same answer (3x4, 4x3, 6x2, 2x6). Then we worked on some volume and area word problems, working with manipulatives to demonstrate. Finally we measured the room in an attempt to find the volume in feet and inches. We talked about different ways that she might solve the problem. I plan to do some more fun things on Tuesday with the same basic elements (measuring and volume) to help her feel more comfortable with these ideas."
"We played logic games, then did some reading. We worked on writing whole numbers, then went over her sight words. We sang Spanish songs about numbers and weather."
"1. I took some time to know the student. 2. After probing questions to assess what he is capable of doing, I learned that he can add basic numbers and uses addition to tell what's the next multiplication term is in the multiplication table. 3. I wanted to boost his confidence level and self image by teaching a trick to perform 11x(a double digit number). For example, 11 x 34 by simply adding 3 and 4 and inserting it between 3 and 4 so 11 x 34 = 374! He was excited to learn how to do this. 4. I proceeded to use marbles to create M sets from N marbles to explain to him N Divided by M. He grasped the concept and was able to do basic division operations. I taught him how to divide numbers involving trailing zeros like 100/10 or 100/100 and he was able to grasp the concept."
"The student is doing quite well on his long division. Today we also reviewed the concept of division with decimals in both long and short form. We also reviewed perimeter and fractions. He is doing better in math, but still needs some work on short decimal division."
"We started by going over the student's social studies work for the week. We then did a couple of worksheets that she brought home. Next we reviewed adding and subtracting three-digit by two-digit numbers with regrouping and borrowing. We then worked a little bit on multiplication. We finished by reviewing antonyms, nouns, verbs, and adjectives. She did well, especially with antonyms."
"The student and I were able to spend most of our session working on vocabulary this week. I noticed that his ability to remember the meaning of the vocabulary words has gotten stronger and he is able to make good choices when answering the questions associated. I found that giving him a reward of a 3-5 minute study break has helped tremendously with keeping him on task."