Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did quite well today. He is doing much better in blending letters instead of naming each letter sound. As we read, he did very well in making predictions and sounding out words. He was able to complete the reading. We worked on telling time, including to the 30-minute mark. He was able to show 30 minutes on the clock he made and in the workbook, he matched analog and digital clocks, and was able to accurately draw minute and hour hands to show various times at the 30-minute mark."
"The student had a friendly affect throughout the entire session. He was attentive and worked hard on all tasks presented. He continued to work on his summer math packet. Specific topics included: addition and subtraction of large numbers, two-digit by three-digit multiplication, dividing by two-digit numbers, geometry (identifying obtuse angles, finding the area of a polygon), and finding the Least Common Multiple (LCM). The student struggled a little bit with multiplication, however, with a few re-directions (verbal prompts), he was able to correct his errors. Overall, the student had an excellent session. I enjoy working with him!"
"The student had a great session today! We worked on numbers (writing, counting, and number identification) and alphabet sounds and vowels (short and long). We also played a game using a bouncy ball to reinforce the learning of the alphabet sounds. I assigned the student a bit of homework to practice writing her letters."
"The student had a great session today. He was able to recognize nouns from Tuesday's session and did well in learning about abstract nouns today. We reviewed steps and key words in word problems and how to do measure conversions."
"The student had a great session. He was very excited to inform me about his first week of school. He had a very rough year last year and it warms me to know that he can't wait to go to school and he even wants to go to school on the weekend. I got a chance to hear some of the things he had been learning in math. I was happy to know that he was excited about math and feeling more confident. His confidence has blossomed so much that he only has four more facts until he has mastered all 12! A few weeks ago, I introduced a really cool math game to the student called Math Breakers that allows a student to blast "enemy numbers" using addition and subtraction strategies. Luckily, he had seen this game prior to my introduction. I like the fact that we have been working on several math operations constantly and that he enjoys learning them."
"The student had a substantial amount of math homework. She had to fill out 12 index cards, writing numbers in expanded form, standard form, and word form. She was very focused and positive. We then worked on place value practice problems. For reading, she retold to me what she read independently this week. Then she read using the skills of fluency, predicting, and retelling."