Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today went very well, as we focused on strengthening inferencing skills in reading, using context clues to make a conclusion about an event or character. In math, we worked on word problems related to ratios. Each of these problems were at least two steps, so they required some reading comprehension skills."
"Today, the student worked in a new math workbook her mom picked up for her. We focused on counting. She counted the number of objects and wrote the number in the box. She then completed a missing number exercise. I mentioned that the even numbers were missing. She then explained that 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 were even numbers. I corrected her using a number chart that she has that has the odd numbers marked in pink. I explained that even numbers have 2, 4, 8, and 0 at the back of the number and that odd numbers ended in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. The number chart illustrated the different number families beautifully and reinforced our number family lesson from last week. I then gave her an ending sound worksheet to complete. The only letter sound she gave incorrectly was /g/. Lastly, we played sight word bingo."
"Today, we covered ratios, rates, unit rates, word problems, and percentages. The student was not struggling much today. She did pretty well on everything. She was positive towards the material that was reviewed. I gave her a few pointers on reducing before multiplying fractions. I left her with a single page to practice before school starts. She scored pretty well on the practice I gave her from 2 weeks ago. She should be ahead for the following school year in math. We went over a third of the curriculum for 6th grade math. She should do well next year, but she should still practice accuracy and multiplication facts."
"Today, we covered ratios, simple solving of equations, and some fractions. The student's attitude is excellent. She will continue reviewing from an online site focusing on ratios. It was a great introduction."
"Today, we delved into the algebra portion of 8th grade math. We mainly worked on solving single variables. We spent most of the session in this topic since the student needs to be very familiar with manipulating equations in order to solve variables."
"Today, we did some hands-on math, and the children worked together. I brought an estimation jar filled with erasers. Each child estimated how many erasers were in there, and then they counted them by ones and twos. Student 1 came pretty close! Then, I poured some buttons in the estimation jar. That was harder to estimate, but they both tried. Then, they counted the buttons by ones and twos and then sorted them and counted how many there were of each color. Then, they each made patterns; Student 2 made a simple AB pattern, and Student 1 made a growing pattern. We then did a readers' theater activity where they each had a part and took turns reading. We finished up with a few subtraction problems."