Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we finished up with the questions that the student had for her teacher credential exam on Monday. We worked on finding the greatest common factor and also the least common multiple. We also worked on solving a word problem using two equations with two variables, simplifying expressions using the order of operations, and how to read and get information from scatter plots and stem-and-leaf plots."
"Today, we reviewed some of the student's homework from her first day of school. She had basic division problems that included remainders, and also a science assignment, where she looked up the definition of a kinesthetic learner and gave a few examples. I also talked to her about possibly doing the AR program, either at school or at home. She seems to have gotten into the swing of things already. She did a great job as always."
"Today, we reviewed volume as it applies to cylindrical objects, as well as triangular prisms. He hadn't worked (or remembered) the concepts of pi, radius, and diameter. We spent some time reviewing these concepts. In addition, we worked on reading comprehension with a focus on main idea, and worked on his writing process for his writing prompt."
"Today, we talked about how to find the main idea by asking the questions, "Who, What, When, Where, Why and How." The student put her knowledge into practice by answering the questions about a reading selection. Then we worked on a math tip to learn how to rename fractions. We will work on that concept more in future lessons, as the student is still struggling with it. The student did very well working on sample problems in numeration and vocabulary, in her test prep book. She was able to logically eliminate incorrect choices as a way to figure out unfamiliar synonyms. She is still struggling a bit with place value and breaking words into syllables; we will work on that in later sessions. As homework, she will use a new vocabulary word in daily life."
"Today, we went over the homework I assigned on Tuesday and then continued through chapter two. We discussed a strategy that I want the student to attempt on this homework assignment, and we'll see how it goes!"
"Today, we worked on a lot! The kids were focused and worked hard. With Student 1, we worked on a place he was stuck in math - we figured out the underlying problem is subtraction with regrouping, and we will continue working on this skill until it is mastered and then move on to solving word problems. With Student 2, we worked on elapsed time. She did well with this concept, and I feel like she has mastered telling and understanding time or will after she does some extra practice. With Student 3, we worked on telling time to the nearest 5 minutes. He did well and understood the concept."