Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"With student one, we worked on telling time from a clock, drawing the hands on a clock, coin identification, and adding coins. For student two, we worked on order of operations, writing expressions, adding fractions, and multiplying fractions. For student three, we worked on order of operations, adding and subtracting integers, and multiplying and dividing integers."
"A great day for the student! We began working in multiplication and she did excellent. She really worked hard and began understanding the basics of multiplication, even beginning to see some parts of it herself. I feel that with more practice she will be well prepared for the start of 3rd grade. Looking forward to working with her again next week!"
"After our previous session, I asked the student to begin studying the multiplication facts for the 2s and 3s. He is more confident about the 2s than the 3s, but is excited to study for them. After reviewing multiplication facts, I had him complete a few basic skill reviews such as looking at patterns, number rules, and basic addition and subtraction. We then played this really fun game that allowed him to revisit his addition and subtraction fluency. He mastered it. I noticed that he has created strategies for himself that helps him to solve basic math problems. To wrap up our session, I revisited place value, expanded, and standard form of a number. He is familiar with the concept."
"Again, the student and I had another awesome day. We reviewed the small deck of multiplication facts, which she seems to have a great handle on doing them quickly. We then took out the clock and worked on telling time and how to find elapsed time. Quarter after, half after, and quarter to were also discussed. Next, we worked on finding multiples of a number, and then finding the least common multiple of a set of numbers. She definitely mastered this, especially with the smaller numbers. She worked very hard, making my day very pleasant overall."
"As we talked about, it was a great last session! I left materials and sheets for the student to work on if needed as a supplement to his school work this year. Most sheets have answer keys with them as well. I also left samples of math test questions, with answer keys, that he may see on his testing later this year. I think if he continues practicing his facts in the evenings and works mindfully on his current school material, he has a good chance of doing really well at the beginning of the school year - especially with multiplication and area. I am hopeful that he feels confident to do his best and attempt his homework independently at first. I think that will help him to perform better on his tests that he has to take independently at school. Overall, he is a very sweet and caring student. I am sure that only great things are in store for this year and many to come."
"Assessed the student on 2nd grade high frequency words. Reviewed the components of fluency and modeled how to and how not to read out loud. Introduced his personal fluency graph and how to fill it out. Had him set a goal, and he chose 70 words correct per minute. Had him read a beginning of 2nd grade passage for fluency. Had him adjust his goal, and he chose 80 wcpm. Retaught CVC and CVCe words. Had him practice silent e changes. Will move on to vowel teams. Had him build some 2 digit numbers with base-10 blocks and then take away other 2-digit numbers from them without regrouping. He started a worksheet on 2-digit subtraction without regrouping. He was able to do most correctly. He has a basic knowledge of place value to hundreds. He had a great attitude towards learning. I left the subtraction and phonics worksheet with his mom."