Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was excited to show me the adding and subtracting fractions questions she learned today. She got them all correct. We practiced more addition examples for her homework, and she completed extra fraction subtraction practice. We continued to review incorrect test questions from yesterday, which included reducing and finding equivalent fractions. She enjoys fractions and is very happy to be getting most of her questions right at home and at school. I left her with multiplication, equivalent fractions, and word problems to practice over the weekend."
"For Math tonight, the student looked at rulers and told how many centimeters were measured off. Then, he identified numbers for the place values ones, tens, and hundreds. He did a page of subtraction problems and a page of addition problems. For reading, he practiced his approximately 20 words for his test tomorrow. He wrote the words and spelled them. Also, he did a page where he identified which words had the long i sound. We also read Nate the Great and a rhyming book about subtraction. He read a story to me about children visiting a birdhouse with four types of birds. He answered comprehension questions about the story. Also, he read a poem to me about firefighters and answered the two questions that were with it. We also went over a series of picture word cards that have sight words on them. He was able to read almost all of the words correctly."
"The student and I went over a couple of subjects today. We went over some word problems and discussed test-taking strategies. Specifically we went over dividing fractions into whole numbers. Then, we went over scatter plots and dot plots. Lastly, we went over x-y graphs and tables."
"We continued working with subtraction and mixed numbers/ improper fractions. We drilled a ton of converting/ rewriting mixed and improper fractions, and then subtracting them, so the student can really have the concept in her brain. I left her with homework of the same."
"The student and I reviewed a few multiplication problems. We also worked on completing a timeline about various structures composed of sedimentary rock. Finally, he read a book aloud and we worked on a summary."
"We agreed during last session that we should always start out with math homework first, then save reading for the end if we have time. We started out with the word problems - ratios, exponents, and average speed/time/distance problems. We moved onto the double-sided worksheet, which involved finding volume. The concept was easy for the student."