Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, I gave Student A her math assessment from yesterday, along with a reading comprehension passage. I asked her to complete part of her assessment and read the passage while I worked with Student B. Student B and I continued working on her math assessment together. I had her look at several clocks and she had to write the time shown. We reviewed how to tell time and I gave her some tips. We also worked on multiplication facts. I asked Student B which facts she was comfortable with and she indicated only the x5 and x2. We then played a memory game to help her learn her multiplication facts. She really enjoyed that game. Student A and I began by going over the reading comprehension passage. It was about Galileo. She had to answer a question relating to the passage. We had to review the question and analyze what exactly it was asking and she modified her answer accordingly. We then went over the math assessment page she completed on her own. We reviewed factors and how to find them, in addition to prime numbers. We also reviewed multi-digit multiplication. She did well, but she did forget one important step in the multi-digit multiplication (to add zeros to each line as you multiply). We reviewed the steps for multiplication. We went over place value up to the billions place, as she had difficulty writing large numbers correctly. She should work on her math assessment tonight and have it ready for tomorrow's session. We will continue to review math concepts to ensure she is ready for the school year."
"We reviewed her homework on changing fractions to decimals. We then went over prime factorization, finding the LCM and finding the LCD. We practiced ordering fractions, mixed numbers, decimals and combinations of each. The student was assigned homework problems on the same objective."
"I covered addition of one digit plus one digit and addition of two digit plus two digits (no regrouping). I also taught him place value chart. I reviewed subtraction and gave him strategies to subtract by drawing. I started problem-solving using addition and subtraction. He is very proficient in all of the above; however, when I taught him problem-solving steps, he tends tried to skip the steps and solve the problems mentally. I am trying to make sure he knows how to communicate the way he solves his problems. He is awesome! He is a very smart kid and does a great part of math mentally."
"Today, the student and I worked on dividing 6's and 7's. She was having a hard time doing the larger numbers faster (i.e., 7x8, 7x9), but we worked through them until she understood most of it. She is becoming faster at multiplying in her head! She has some more progress to make, but we are on the right track."
"In today's session, I continued having the student continue with math placement tests to evaluate her retention of the math she has learned to this point. She did extremely well today on multiplication, number sequencing, word problems, addition, and subtraction. She completed 1 placement test. She also moved to a second placement test, where she successfully completed 12 problems- missing only 2. In addition, she and I talked at length about several school experiences that contributed to her feeling alone and unable to learn. As a result of that discussion, I encouraged her to reflect on how she was doing today in math. Hopefully, that can help facilitate the process of her being able to see that she can learn as well as her classmates. I plan to speak with her mom to explore additional school and community resources to support her."
"The student's homework was reviewed. This included multiplication, division, angle measurement, and word problems. We also worked on measurement conversion (i.e., inches to feet, feet to yards, inches to yards, etc.). This was also done through word problems. He was able to do the work very well. He had a very good attitude about the work and was confident. The win is that he becomes more confident with these sessions."