Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I was very proud of how hard the student worked today, even if she wasn't completely successful with everything. We worked some more on her multiplication facts, as she was nervous about her upcoming quiz on 8's and 9's. We worked some more on mental tricks and strategies that she can use."
"In our last session we worked on PEMDAS (order of operations) worksheet. The student did a really great job with the worksheet. Additionally, we worked on an English/science assignment where he had to explain the different steps of the scientific method. Since we finished the worksheet early, we went on to do some extra practice on estimation skills using educated guesses."
"In this lesson, the student and I played with base ten blocks and one blocks. We did lots of work with place value. We also spent some time practicing addition and subtraction facts, and she is really improving."
"In this session we completed the following using noted strategies: reviewed phonograms, OPR, WRP and differentiated WRP to target specific needs; counting money, skip counting, word problems, coin value. The student has challenges with skip counting with the concept of money. I used illustrations with him to being his knowledge from the abstract to the concrete. He could skip count better with money by sessions end with independently using reason and illustrations. The student was not left with additional work since he still has his homework pack to work on between sessions. He was encouraged to continue to use an app to reinforce concepts. We used a video to address the student's needs through a multi-sensory approach to learning. "
"In this session, the student and I continued to work on arrays. Given a set of arrays, she was asked to count each row and each column and add them accordingly. I would then ask her to translate her addition problem into a multiplication problem. She saw the pattern after working a few of the problems."
"In this session, the student began with an addition and subtraction drill as before. This time it took him less time for both, but he was very exhausted and frustrated throughout the assignment. Afterwards, we did something which he found a lot more fun. I wanted to teach him how to subtilize-- recognize a quantity without counting, so I had some frames, each with a different amount, and we made a game of it. As I made my way through the deck, he had only seconds to identify the quantity on the card before I moved to the next one. He found that very fun. Then we used tens frames to make different values. This is good for him because right now he only recognizes numbers as he sees them on his fingers as opposed to imagining them in his head. As he gets better with seeing values in his head, his basic facts skills will be faster."