Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For our final session of the school year, the student and I worked on mean, median, and mode with the data we collected from the football trading cards I got him for a parting gift. We documented how many cards he got from each team, and we used this to find the mean, median, and mode. We also went over his homework of homonyms and finished with some math and spelling."
"For our first session, the student and I went through the Common Core standards for second grade. This summer, we will be focusing first on 2 digit addition and subtraction. Once he has a strong grasp, we will work on story problems, including graphs. After evaluating his math skills, I am creating a worksheet for him to work through with his mom until we meet again. These will focus on recognizing subtraction problems that do not yield a positive number and quickly identifying place value of numbers. We will work on subtraction on Saturday."
"For Student 1, we went over times tables in math and got progressively harder as we worked on them. For reading, we did more work on homophones and is/are in sentences with readings in second, third and fourth grade. He has some reading, addition and multiplication homework for between now and our next session. Student 2 and I worked on some fiction readings, and I gave him the homework to tell his parents what the stories are about in his own words. We'll also start bringing some vocabulary work for next time as well. For math, we wrapped up addition and subtraction with decimals and started in on multiplication. No issues when multiplying whole numbers by decimals. He has addition, subtraction and multiplication to work on, so next time we'll wrap up multiplication, work on division, and some order of operations equations."
"For Student A, went over basic algebraic expressions concepts and exercises, and discussed her understanding of her summer reading, Ramona Quimby Age 8. I left her with two math worksheets to complete, that test for understanding of multiplication and measuring metrics. For Student B, we went over large number addition and subtraction, and the associative property concept and exercises. We also continued our reading on George's Marvelous Medicine, and I assigned a couple of math worksheets and continued reading for homework. I have indicated to the mother to focus on having the students write the answers on the papers and to diligently show their work. For reading, she will have them read aloud and question the plot, characters, themes, etc., to test for understanding of the reading, as I have done."
"For the first part of the lesson, I reviewed multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers with the student. She was able to solve all the problems correctly with very minimal assistance. The next part of the lesson was a review on changing a fraction to a percent. She had no difficulty with these problems. Next, I introduced a new concept on finding the average using a group of numbers. I demonstrated a problem and had her solve few problems on her own. She had no difficulty with this concept. Finally, I reviewed a few multiplication facts with her."
"For the math portion, the student and I worked on long division and creating proper frictions from mixed numbers and improper frictions. For the reading portion of the session, we finished taking notes on MLK and began going over how to dissect those notes and turn them into ideas or evidence for the paper he needs to write for his summer work."