Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"At our initial meeting, the student completed an assessment. We focused on adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers with regrouping. The student was challenged by checking her responses through a written format and answering word problems, especially explaining how she was able to formulate an answer and the strategy used. I modeled a strategy to assist her with regrouping in subtraction when working with 2 or more digits. We worked through more problems, and some of the same type of problems were left for her to complete. We will also worked on telling time using an analog clock, counting money, and identifying place value to a million."
"At the beginning of the session, I introduced a chart for providing feedback. The student is working on developing independence and completing her work with improved accuracy. During this session, we focused on multiplying 2-3 numbers by one digit. I modeled four different methods for multiplying (repeated addition, partial products, the rectangle method, and the traditional algorithm). She was able to multiply with each method by referring to the model and with scaffolded questions. During the next session, she will complete a constructed response to a math word problem. Additionally, we will begin working on the next reading comprehension skill in her book."
"At the beginning of this session, I had the student review her 9 multiplication facts. Then, we reviewed how to multiply with decimals, especially putting the decimal point in the right location in the product. To close out the session, I had her order 6 decimals from least to greatest, just to check her understanding of the value of decimals. She completed that successfully with a little help from me, and was able to reason how she knew her answer was correct."
"Both boys were very energetic and happy today, which is always a good sign. Student 1 got through considerably more than last week, so that means he keeps improving. Student 2 was very positive about reading, and when he got answers wrong he was way more aware of why they were wrong and how to find the correct answers in the text. He also thrives more when he gets to input his own creativity, so having him write his own stories to practice the structure of literature is a great way to keep him engaged and practicing what he needs to know. Student 1 needs to continue working on harder math facts like 6s, 7s, 8s, etc., but he said he felt more confident at school, which is not only awesome for him but heartwarming to hear. Overall, it was a very positive day."
"Both Math and Reading concepts were covered today. As usual, the student was receptive, motivated, and eager to learn. He loves learning new things and embraces learning as a whole. He seemed to grasp the concept of subtracting with zeros after our review this week. He struggled with finding information within the text, but mainly due to rushing rather than a lack of understanding. All of the Language Arts concepts we covered today were new to him, but he grasped them as a whole: including common versus proper nouns, irregular nouns, irregular plurals, and plural possessives. Strategies used included breaking apart numbers, visual representation, oral reading, context clues, guided practice, comprehension checks, and guided reading. Additional enrichment was left for further practice and reinforcement."
"Both students did a great job on their homework - adding with regrouping 3 digit numbers and writing numbers in expanded form. We then subtracted 3 digit numbers with regrouping. They were hesitant about this skill, but they did well. We will continue to work on this. I then gave them some practice with coins. They knew the momentary amount of the quarter, dime, nickel, and penny, but they had a little difficulty figuring out how to make change and in what ways, using the coins, you could make 98 cents, for example. We will continue to work with coins and money and also do some practice with time."