Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we looked at a fictitious dataset that the student is assembling. I offered suggestions on how to analyze the data once data are populated in the file. I walked through the analyses in SPSS and offered other suggestions. Once she has data, we will revisit how to analyze, interpret, present, and format the results."
"In tonight's session, the student worked on multi-digit addition (with carrying). subtraction (with regrouping), word problems, and addition (with counting arrays). She did well and tried on all of her work. When she did have some concerns, I had her tell me why she didn't get the answer correct. It was mainly from not paying attention or working too quickly. We discussed how she can better stay focused in tutoring and in school. She was very engaged in this evening's session."
"Most of the session was devoted to mathematics. We did a few problems involving multiplication of decimals, and some addition and subtraction of decimals. She showed me how she came up with the answers for her homework. I was trying to get a grasp on how they were teaching these concepts in her specific class (the visual diagrams involved, i.e. shading in blocks, etc.). She has promised that she will bring her math book to every session. In addition, I asked her mother if she would get the student three types of flash cards: division, multiplication, and fraction cards."
"Now that the student is done with "To Kill a Mockingbird," we focused this session on reviewing the past math concepts he's been introduced in class. Since there was no required assignment, we did a randomized selection of cards pulled from a bag, each with a math question related to the past concepts he's learned thus far. The properties of square roots and systems equations were revisited, and we will focus on them again for next week's session."
"On Friday, the student and I played a number of math games. We played "make 10," in which he is given a single-digit number, and he has to say how much to add to make 10. Then, we played fraction war. During that game, he had to compare fractions with unlike denominators. He is good at comparing fractions with like denominators, but he still needs practice comparing fractions with unlike denominators. He is tempted to say the answer that seems right rather than drawing the picture. The game gave him a lot of practiced in using fraction strips to find his answer. We also used some games to practice multiplication facts. He is still memorizing his math facts."
"On Friday, the student and I worked on reading and math. We went over silent e and copycat c rules. We practiced multiplication and elapsed time."