Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Because the student did not have any homework, we spent our session reviewing her multiplication facts. She seems to be doing well with 2s, 5s, 9s, 10s, and 11s. I also introduced her 6s because she had already gone over the commutative property of multiplication. We will continue to work on this during our next session so she can solve them faster and she can become more comfortable."
"I met with the student to look over an elementary math worksheet. I was very excited to learn that his exam score had improved to an A. We are definitely headed in the right direction, and I am confident that he will continue to advance with consistency. I would like to continue working on identifying important details in math passages to further improve on problem solving. I am very happy with his progress."
"The student has been working on book report summaries with me. He had completed two more using the process that I had taught him. We went over the book reports and discussed how and in what way the process was revealed in his reports. He discussed the wh- questions with me displaying where in the report he answered those questions. We also discussed the format of beginning, middle, and end of a summary and how that is reflected in his summary. This was to help him order where to input the answers to the wh- questions. He was very cooperative and complete in his answers. He demonstrated an understanding in the process we have been discussing resulting in much improved summaries. He was very pleased with the result. The student's mother asked me to do his subtraction fact homework with him. He completed the paper without any problem. He needs to simply practice more in order to memorize his basic addition and subtraction facts more fluently. He and I used a deck of cards to create addition facts and then add a card to subtract from the total. He asked to increase the number of cards for addition and then use one card to subtract. He wanted to try using four cards to add and one to subtract from that total. He enjoyed the process and taking ownership of the process. He manipulated dozens of facts and was successful with increasing his speed through this game. He has very good finger placement on the keyboard. I suggested to both he and his mom that they might want to consider using a word processor since he already has the finger placement and understanding of the typing procedure. He wasn't particularly interested in typing, so I suggested that they keep it in the back of their minds when writing becomes more arduous. They both agreed."
"The student and I discussed fractions, percentages, and decimals. We did extra practice today during the session, and he understands the concept much better. We worked on his homework, which he did completely by himself and did it correctly! No extra homework was assigned during this session, but some extra practice was completed during the session. Homework will be assigned during the next session."
"I looked over the homework questions that he had completed before I arrived. There were two questions with mistakes so we discussed them and he reworked each one. He then completed the rest of his homework and we discussed strategies along the way to make sure that he not only got his homework correct but could answer text questions like the ones on his homework. We then practiced problem solving and using pictures when he could to assist in the solving process. We used a test prep book that his mother purchased, but he wrote in his math notebook to ensure that he focused more on the strategies and thinking through the problem and solving to the correct answer rather than forcing an answer choice to fit."
"We covered explorers, fraction multiplication, and cross-simplifying fractions. He was positive today, as always. I made sure to quiz him on social studies in several different ways. I did not assign extra practice. This was a very good session. He should be fine. He is doing great with social studies."