Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered today included function machines and review of X3 facts. In Reading the concepts covered including the genre of a fable and point of view when reading a story. The student was focused and did a great job this afternoon."
"During the first part of the lesson, I reviewed finding the mean, median, and mode of a set of data. I reviewed the steps and had my student practice a few problems on her own. She was able to solve the problems independently. The next part of the lesson was a review on identifying prime and composite numbers. My student had no difficulty with this concept. The third part of the lesson was a review on the finding the greatest common factor of two numbers. Finally, I reviewed a few multiplication facts with my student."
"During this session, I expanded on animal adaptations, covering specific adaptations such as camouflage, mimicry, and warning colors. I showed the student several examples, as well as a video to help her understand these concepts. I also expanded on 3D shapes, teaching her about vertices, edges, and faces. She did very well this lesson. Her concentration was good, and she understood the new material very quickly."
"During this session, the student and I continued practicing coin addition, and we began using ten-frames to help her begin adding without her fingers. Ten-frames will encourage her to break addends into numbers that add to ten, and then to add the ten to the single remaining digit. To support this, I suggested that her parents should help her practice adding single digits to multiples of ten. This will help her become more fluent in this skill and in all general addition skills. I am very pleased with her progress. She retains information from previous sessions, and integrates it with new material as it is introduced."
"During this session, the student and I continued what we were doing in math, which was adding and subtracting using bar models and finding the missing number in equations. I helped him with problems that he had difficulty with on the homework, and then we moved on to work on word problems. I had him organize the information he saw in the word problem in order to write an equation, draw a bar model, and finally solve the equation or solve for the missing number. He seemed to understand the material. Completing the problems on a dry erase board keeps him more interested than he was before. During our next session where we focus on math, we will be working on multi-step word problems."
"During this session, the student and I covered basic operations with fractions and decimals including mixed numbers. I told him that this work was challenging because he hadn't learned it yet, and that he was going to be very prepared for his fifth grade math work."