Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session the student and I reviewed her scores on the math assessment that she took online. She did quite well, and we discussed her areas of strength and areas of need. She completed a lesson from the math text that involved 2 dig x 1 dig multiplication problems, as well as a review of measurement. She was taught the area method for multiplication of 2 dig x 2 dig numbers. She seemed to catch onto this quickly. She needs to continue to work on her multiplication facts, which she does with her app on her iPad. The student also completed an assignment involving vocabulary, and she learned a few new words with this assignment. She has homework to write a postcard message using her vocabulary words and editing for conventions. She also has homework to complete 4-6 timed subtraction facts tests with a goal of a 2 minute time limit. She will continue to work on her text daily. Great job today!"
"I began today's tutoring session by reviewing the student's homework assignment. His assignment was to read an article about the positive effects of playing video games. Then, he had to identify the central argument of the article and three examples that support the argument. Lastly, he had to write a paragraph where he discussed whether the positive effects of video games outweigh the negative effects. After reviewing his homework, I determined that he has no issues identifying the key argument and supporting examples within an article. He does, however, struggle some with translating his thoughts into formal writing. Thus, in future tutoring sessions, I will focus on strengthening his writing skills in that regard."
"I can't believe he's a high schooler now! He said it's OK, just a little bit intense. We worked on Algebra II; he's struggling a little bit with absolute value equations, particularly word problems, so working any additional word problems will be great practice. We talked about "Fahrenheit 451" at the very end."
"I checked all the homework I had assigned in both her workbooks. We spent time reviewing how to round decimals, identify the mistakes she made in the word problems and other problems, fixed them, and discussed the importance of taking her time and checking her work. I assigned more homework, and made plans to meet on Thursday."
"I covered equivalent inequalities. The student wanted to listen and learn. I also included strategies in the lesson."
"I gave each child a math assessment based on their grade levels. They both did very well and probably just need a bit of review. I had them each read a passage to me and answer some comprehension questions. They did well with that, too. We may work on fluency and developing confidence in both reading and math."