Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"As with Monday, we went over a math worksheet containing similar problems as before. The student did well. This time, we had to do fractional parts of a larger whole, with pictorial representation. I had her break a circle down into the number of parts as described by the denominator. Then, I had her divide the whole by the denominator to determine how much went into each "slice." Lastly, using the numerator, she was to count the number of "slices" and add up those numbers."
"The student practiced counting numbers from 1-20. Then he traced each number and counted items for each number. Action steps include creating opportunities for him to talk about his favorite characters."
"We read an article on Orca whales and the unfortunate circumstances they face by being in captivity. The student has an issue grabbing the main theme of the passages. He works hard, and he does a great job understanding. He's improving."
"I reviewed the order of operations, particularly in fractions with operations in the numerator or denominator, and the laws of exponents with the student. I showed him numerous examples, increasing in complexity, in an attempt to help him bridge the gap between the simple arithmetic that he is very obviously able to do and the more complicated problems that he has had difficulty in completing properly. I left him with some practice to work on for next week."
"The student did great tonight. He spent almost 45 minutes on his reading response journal. I always make him do more to practice the writing. The last fifteen minutes, I did reading comprehension with him and he got 4 out of 5 correct. Awesome job."
"We reviewed the student's social studies material, went over his presentation, and worked on his math. We ended with a brief math review. I quizzed him in a variety of ways on his social studies. He reread a part of the book, and I asked a broad question about it so he could dive into what he had read. I think this will help him think critically about the reading for the test. I suggested he practice his speech a few more times and redo his note cards. I think his test will go well, and if he remains calm, his presentation will also go well."