Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Subjects covered include Math (multiples of 2) and we reviewed the student's recent Language Arts & Social Studies test. He has difficulty in memorizing small multiplication, and I recommended flash cards and the use of small items so that he can visualize what he is doing to help memorization. He struggled on his L.A./Soc. Studies test and understood most of his mistakes when we reviewed the test. The test was mostly terminology. Going forward he would do better having more time to review the study guide so that he can reinforce terms and concepts."
"Thanks for dinner! It was great to hear your story and learn why it is so important for you to help your children succeed academically. This week the student had to work on all 30 spelling words, plus the vocabulary list. They were homophones, so we had to spend some extra time making sure she knew which was which. She didn't have any regular homework, so I worked with her to reinforce math concepts. I think she's gaining ground, but repeated reinforcement will be necessary. She still struggles a great deal to understand which operations to perform to solve problems, but she is capable of doing the computing. From what I understand, she doesn't think she did well on her recent division test. It sounds like the whole class had a hard time with it and the teacher had them keep working through recess. "
"The first part of today's session included the student completing his homework. He had to complete two pages of math that asked him to find ratios using the additive and multiplicative methods. He struggled at first, but once he got the process down, was able to complete the homework independently. He also had a reading comprehension page in science. It told a science story and bolded the important words throughout the reading. He had to complete three comprehension questions that followed. Finally, we reviewed the math test he got back, and corrected all of his wrong answers. He understood where he went wrong, and was able to explain the correct process for finding the answer."
"The first thing we do on Mondays is review all the papers the student brings home at the end of the week. We went over all the problems she missed to find out where the problem lies. A couple of the problems were word problems that might take more time than she is used to committing for math. The other major issue is confusion over place value of ones, tens, and hundreds. We worked extensively on developing an understanding but in the end, she hadn't mastered the concepts. We will work more on this on Wednesday, independent of homework. This effort took up most of our hour, but we were able to read several poems, which she really loves."
"The girls are doing great! Their focus and stamina are improving with each session. Student A has begun to review her 0-99 number chart, and skip-counting by 2s. Student B has also started practicing skip-counting by 5s."
"The session went well. We began by going over her homework. There were a couple minor issues with the writing portion, but overall, she had understood all of her assignments and answered the questions correctly. We spent the remainder of the time going over math problems in her workbooks. As usual, she understood the material quickly, but sometimes made mistakes because she was rushing and not wanting to write out her work. I emphasized that not writing out work does not save time; it actually slows her down because then she has to fix mistakes."