Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I assisted the student in solving division and multiplication word problems. I also demonstrated how to use diagrams/illustrations in grouping division problems; and encouraged the student to utilize that method to help comprehension. The student also solved problems with "borrowing" and "carrying over". They worked on reading comprehension as well. I reminded the student to read the questions and all choices before picking the correct answer. The student was reminded to go back to the passage and find the answer and highlight or underline it."
"I began our session teaching the student how to add and subtract negative numbers. Then, we played a card game that gave him a chance to practice this new skill. Each card had an integer on it, ranging from -20 to 20 and we divided the deck in half. On the count of 3, we would each turn our top two cards over and add them together, then whoever had the larger number won that hand and got to take all four cards. The goal of the game was to take the entire deck of cards. We then played a round where we would subtract the cards in our hand instead of adding them. I could see his confidence with negative numbers improving over the course of the game. Afterwards, we did a couple of math brain teasers for 5th and 6th graders. The 6th grade question proved a little challenging, but with a couple of hints, he quickly solved both questions. It was a pleasure working with him and I hope to continue our sessions."
"I began the visit by practicing solving addition word problems using regrouping. The student was able to use the 100 chart also. We then engaged in a game of $1 roll. We both used the die to roll and calculate coins to exactly $1. I used a timer to help her read math problem analyze what is being asked. I helped her solve multi-step word problems. This will continue."
"I brought in some critical thinking story problems that went over what we have already learned this summer. He struggled a bit understanding what the problems were asking of him. We then worked on decimal addition, subtraction, and multiplication, using percentiles as a basis for our decimals. We finished by going over plant and animal cells and going over the organelles of the cell."
"I brought some worksheets on fractions, counting money, multiplication, and subtraction for the student to work on. He was able to complete his multiplication problems and do well."
"I completed numerous pre-assessments to discover what the student has already mastered and what he struggles with. I conducted two running records using the Bader Reading Inventory and discovered that he reads fluently at both third and fourth grade reading levels. Further assessment is needed to discover his instructional reading level. He also has a relatively strong grasp of reading comprehension for both fiction and nonfiction passages. He does not yet understand fact versus opinion. In regards to math, he has grasped the majority of third grade math concepts. He needs a little more help with rounding, interpreting graphs, money, and reading a thermometer."