Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, the student worked on X of 1, 2 & 5. He timed himself on the 1s problems. He was able to complete the 2s and 5s by counting with no problem. He was a little concerned when I asked him to work on 9s and told me he didn't want to do those problems. So I told him he would eventually be able to do those as well as he can the 1s, 2s, and 5s. Then we worked on multi-digit addition and subtraction with no regrouping. He seemed to understand the concept of multi-digit numbers with no regrouping. He also worked on multi-digit addition and understood carrying. He had quite a bit of concern with subtraction with regrouping, which I told him we will practice tomorrow. He enjoyed telling me about a computer game he downloaded over the weekend. "
"Mom and I discussed the student's progress in school as his teacher reported to her in a parent conference. He and I discussed the importance of his positive attitude towards completing his class assignments and assessments. We began working on place value. We discussed adding another hour per week to help keep him on track."
"Most of today's session focused on a math packet that the student had for homework. The packet required him to complete review word problems on ratio and proportion. He need reminders about when to make a tape diagram and which numbers to divide. I showed him the strategy of underlining important information and circling what the question was actually looking for. Once we did this, he caught on quickly and was able to complete the last few questions independently. The remainder of the session was spent on a nonfiction passage about geothermal energy. I made him underline the important information from each paragraph has he read. He then needed to complete a comprehension page based on the reading. He was able to answer all but one question independently. He has shown great improvement when it comes to finding information in the text."
"Moved through an additional two chapters with student one. Student two and I worked on corrections on her chapter 25 math test. Her biggest challenges are focus and neatness on the tests. She has the math concepts down solidly. Her errors primarily came from unclear writing."
"My student had a lot of homework assigned to her, so I helped her with all of it. For math, she did her math problems with factors of 9. I let her use my dry board, which made the task more enjoyable for her. She copied her work from it onto her homework sheet. Then, I asked her some of the problems orally to see if she remembered what she had written. She did quite well. For reading, she had to write her new spelling words for the week two times. So, I supervised that. She did well. She then read from her decoded reader. We took turns reading each line-at her suggestion. I agreed so that she would enjoy it more. Then, because she did good work on her reading and math, I let her watch a video on my phone about owls. One of her statement problems in math used owls, and she said that she didn't really know what they looked like. So, I used the video as both a reward and instruction medium."
"My student had a quiz involving the four operations using decimals. I went over the problems she missed and was able to point out the mistakes that were made. Next, I had her practice a few problems dividing decimals. She was able to solve the problems with minimal assistance. Then, I had her practice rounding off decimals to the nearest tenth. She had no difficulty with those problems. Next, I did a brief review on writing a fraction in its simplest form. Finally, I reviewed a few multiplication facts with my student."