Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked through the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents, as well as some geometry. With reading, we continued with reading comprehension. I find that his reading comprehension for his grade level is pretty on par, even despite his test scores, and will be making a more complex analysis of his reading skills than what I have been providing to make sure where he stands."
"Today, the student and I began by reviewing numbers and counting by tens. She wasn't sure whether 80 was eighty or eighteen. She showed me that she could differentiate between even and odd numbers. We then played number BINGO. We reviewed letter naming and sight words. She still has some D and B confusion, which we will continue to work on. The rest of the letters, she's golden. For the sight words, the newest group I have introduced her to has her a bit stumped. I am going to break down this set in half and we will attack it like that. Lastly, she completed two initial letter name worksheets."
"Today, the student and I finished up sequencing and moved into proportions! I do think we will need to return to sequencing at the end of the summer, but I wanted to move into proportions so we can stay on schedule. We went over the three ways you can solve proportions, and he seemed to understand them well. When given proportions, he was able to solve them; however, he did seem to struggle with word problems and determining proportions in real world contexts. He has homework on equivalent ratios and word problem proportions, so next time, we'll work on another way to help him figure out how to create proportions and solve them based on word problems. If he feels comfortable, we'll move on then to volume, surface area, etc."
"Today, the student and I went over three pages of the packet. He is pretty confident in the work that he completes, and we went through the problems very quickly. We covered areas and perimeters today, and he seemed to understand everything very well. I suggested that he split up shapes in order to find areas and perimeters of composite shapes. All in all, I think he has done a good job honing his skill, and I look forward to meeting with him."
"Today, the student and I worked on test-taking strategies, specifically focusing on process of elimination and drawing pictures of both the problem and the solutions. I recommended a new study resource, which we ordered together. I also affirmed her vastly improved ability to tackle problems using logical reasoning and trusting her instincts."
"Today, we continued to work on multi-digit multiplication, converting mixed numbers and improper fractions, and long division. The student is doing well in each area."