Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, we worked on multiplication with 4 digit numbers and 2 digit numbers. The student's energy level was good. He sometimes forgets to carry down numbers in long division. We worked on long division where there are remainders."
"This tutoring session consisted of multiplying and dividing fractions. This was a new concept for the student. She had some difficulty with dividing fractions. She was able to grasp the concept of multiplying fractions. She did really well with this math skill. We will need more practice with dividing fractions."
"This was my first session with the student in quite some time. I used this time to just see how she was doing with basic math skills: place value, addition, subtraction, and number sense."
"This was our first session. I went through the 2nd and 3rd-grade flashcards to identify the student's math ability. She understands the basics, such as number sense and operations. It seems that she needs assistance with complicated addition and subtraction where she is required to carry or borrow numbers."
"This was our initial session. Both students were very polite. We met at the table. I used beans as a counting tool. I had them count and group these as a tool to talk about multiplication. Both students grouped theirs slightly differently, and I asked whether they were both doing it right - both students knew this was okay! They showed a level of manipulation and understanding by expressing this. I also had both students read to me. The sister worked on a 2 level, and as she read, I used this exercise as a tool to gauge her level. There was some choppiness in her reading, which I will address as we continue with lessons. The brother read at level 3, and he read very fluently. We also did a few Spanish vocabulary words. He knew a few words already, and could count to 50. He labeled his book 'el libro.' Finally, we used tape to label some items in Spanish."
"This was the first session with the students. Student 1 and I worked on math multiplication concepts and reading comprehension. Student 2 and I worked on studying for humanities exams about colonialism. I learned that Student 1 is a kinetic learner, so she learned best when acting out parts of the story. Student 2 has a great imagination and many ideas; she attempted to figure out the answers by guessing or making up answers based on information she learned in class. Narrowing in on what each question is asking will be important for her."