Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"My student has a test on coming up on dividing fractions. I took some problems from her textbook to have her practice dividing fractions, including dividing two mixed numbers. She was able to solve the problems with very minimal assistance. I also did a brief review on multiplying and dividing decimals. She was able to solve those problems on her own. Next, I did a review on writing a fraction in its simplest form. Finally, I reviewed a few multiplication facts with my student."
"Reviewed alphabet. Played "can you find the ..." I put 8 letter cards down in front of him and say "can you find the C?" He picks it up, and I say "what did you find?" He says "C," and we keep going through more letters. Then I turn it on him and have him ask me to find letters. We reviewed numbers and did the numbers workbook."
"Session began with a review of multiplication facts. Student is doing so well relating addition to multiplication. Session consisted of multiple facts, but we only reviewed facts in a sequence. Student is mastering 2's. She will study 3's before our session. She is allowed to add the facts until she learns the multiplication. We also worked on area, which allowed student to use multiplication. We used 3rd grade word problems as well."
"She and I continued to work on many skills. We began with math; we have now moved onto the concept of subtraction. She has caught on very quickly with the "backward thinking" subtraction requires. She was able to solve the problems in a variety of ways: tally marks on paper, using her fingers, and in her head. I told her I would be moving her onto a few more challenging problems on Tuesday. We reviewed her known sight words and we practiced writing them using lined, handwriting paper. She continues to demonstrate greater fine motor control. We also read a story called "Arthur's Bear" and talked about the vocabulary, plot, prediction, etc.."
"She and I focused on her new unit, converting units of measurement. I showed her where to print off her reference sheet that she should use during the work in this unit. She and I worked on her homework together. She seems to have a firm understanding of the concepts and was easily able to do the core homework. I suggested that she may want to try doing the enrichment homework for this unit. In addition, I left a list of pages in the math textbook that would benefit her for this unit. Particularly, word problems are an area to focus on during this unit, and I left her with a number of problems to work on in her math book."
"She and I focused on math today. She needs a great deal of review and reinforcement. We continued on the percents, ratios and fractions unit. She does well with support but struggles with the step by step process. I also want to continue with the multiplication timed tests as she is getting a bit forgetful in this area. In addition, we reviewed spelling words from the previous session. We will add more words during the next session."