Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"My student has a test coming up, so I reviewed the objectives with her. One part of the test requires the student to write a fraction as a decimal. I demonstrated a few examples and had her solve a few problems on her own. She had no difficulty with the problems. Another part of the review was for the student to locate decimals and fractions on the same number line. The students also must write the numbers in order from least to the greatest. After a few examples, the student was able to solve both sets of problems with very minimal assistance. I also reviewed finding the absolute value of a given number. Finally, I reviewed a few multiplication facts with my student."
"On Saturday, she and I continued our practice of counting money and adding single digit numbers with sums greater than 10 (mental math using ten-frames). His parents told me at the beginning of the session that she had really taken off with her coin counting that week, and she demonstrated this very well! She used a song I had taught her for adding quarters, and then was able to quickly add on 10s, 5s, and 1s for the other values. I am very impressed with her coin counting fluency. We also played a game of connect-4 for coins, of which I left a copy with her. "
"Our focus is to help the student learn his math facts well enough that they are automatic. This will help him with math moving forward. We also worked more on reading comprehension. I read part of the story David Copperfield by Charles Dickens after he answered questions using inferences, direct quotes, and context clues."
"Our session today began with math. The student was struggling at the beginning of our session, she was quiet and looked like she didn't feel well. However, after about 20 minutes she was her usual happy self. She had some trouble initially on subtracting with regrouping of problems such as 5000 - 2763, but quickly got the hang of it, and she began "teaching" me how to do the problems. Her writing assignment is on directions to make her favorite lunch; today she took the initiative to brainstorm and plan her writing. We will finish on Thursday."
"Reading- I gave the student two new dictations to help her learn better how to do them. She was a bit resistant to everything because she didn't have to go to school today. Nevertheless, I told her that it was important to learn how to do the dictations correctly. When she did poorly on them, I repeated them for her. Second time everything was perfect. To reward her, I let her have some stickers, and I read several pages from the book, "Frozen," at the end of the session. Math- For a change of pace today, I let her do different math problems on my tablet. I used a website, and she did well with the addition and subtraction. I mixed up the types of problems so that she would be constantly challenged. She did most problems correctly."
"Reviewed 1st grade math skills for basic assessment. Student is aware and proficient with added and subtracting two digits by one digits. He uses manipulatives and can show pictorially - will work on fact family fluency with more mental. Student requires a challenge above grade level standards - time and fractions. Wonderful attitude."