Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a much better day today! We spent an hour on math. He took the end of chapter "test." He is having trouble with addition/subtraction to 20. We did a "mad minute" both for addition and subtraction by working to find a method that works for him to figure out the problems. The best method was using a numberline. He wrote in his journal. Since we finished his chapter book, we read two poems and analyzed them. I brought maps. We had a good time putting them up (they are really big) and beginning to identify places from our lives and stories we have read. We will continue to add place markers onto our map every day."
"We covered sight words, went over his math, and read from one of his books. He is making great progress. He is very excited about math, so I left the workbook with him for extra practice. We also made sight word flashcards that he uses to practice. His reading is really improving."
"We reviewed letters a through d and numbers 1 through 4. We also reviewed basic shapes. We did this using shaving cream and review materials. Then I introduced the letter E using play dough. We also looked at pictures of objects that start with the letter E: eggs, eagle, envelope, elk, eyes, and elephant. We made an elephant out of the letter e. We then practiced writing the letter E. We then worked on the number 5 counting objects and writing the number. We also introduced the shape oval. He cut out oval eggs and placed them in a basket. We finished by reading an E book."
"The student completed his language arts and math homework. We had ten minutes left at the end of our time, during which we started talking about 20th century history. We plan on making a timeline of major 20th century events next session, homework permitting."
"The student did his homework (fill in the blank sentences with new vocabulary). He finished his homework and we read the sentences over to practice his reading."
"As promised, we began immediately with rounding and place value. The student had retained everything we worked on and demonstrated a thorough understanding of these topics. The rest of the lesson was all reading comprehension. Our two focuses were finding meaning through context, and answer strategies. We continued to add to our list of vocab words, which I quizzed her on at the end of the session. Thanks to that incredible memory of hers, she got almost every one right. Monday will be a balance of math topics and reading comprehension."