Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had an amazing session tonight. She worked extremely hard for the entire time, and we were able to get so much done! She did a couple of pages of double digit subtraction with regrouping in her prep book. She then read from her new American Girl book. We finished the session with a math card game. It was such a great session and I am so proud of the progress that she is making! I am looking forward to seeing her again next session."
"The student and I mainly covered decimals and fractions today. We reviewed her homework and solved problems dealing with adding and subtracting fractions and decimals using a variety of methods, including converting between equivalent fractions and shading shapes to represent fractions. We also worked on converting decimals between expanded, word, and standard form, and comparing fractions by ordering them on a number line and by writing number sentences. We solved word problems and viewed fractions and decimals in real-life situations, including when dealing with money and with time. She has improved a lot since the last two weeks in regards to dealing with decimals, and she seems to be getting a more solid grasp on the basic concepts. She continues to keep a positive attitude, even when getting problems wrong, and is doing well."
"The student and I played "Countdown," a math operations game. Then, since he is an artist, I had him draw out "8's Land" which everything has to be made out of multiples of eight. We had a good time. "
"The student and I played subtraction bowling. We needed to figure out how many pins were left after we bowled. We worked on domino subtraction and addition. We practiced fact families as well. I left her with a fact family worksheet."
"The student and I reviewed all of her school papers, which allowed me to have a look into her performance in a school setting. Then we did 4 of the assigned math pages for this week. Her test explains her poor score on her last math test, which was all word problems. We are just going to have to read, read, read! Good news! She got all of her spelling words right, including the two "hard words." Of course, we ended our session with a game."
"The student and I reviewed concepts from her Chapter 1 test. I quizzed her on skills she recorded weaknesses in from her last test. I brought student work books with me, and we worked on these skills using word problem examples. We also discussed strategies to help her on her test retake including checking work with inverse operation, taking time on each problem, especially reading the question being asked and thoroughly explaining her thinking for explanation problems. We also worked on interpreting the remainder from the current division unit. We practiced turning the remainder into a fraction. I showed her a graphic organizer to use for interpreting remainders and discussed it with her and her mom. I talked with her about using questioning strategies to ask her to interpret the remainder with her homework. In addition, I suggested online resources to help with graphic organizers for interpreting remainder."