Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, the student and I reviewed her homework and corrected any errors in her math homework and writing assignment. She did a great job with her writing assignment and was careful to make sure that she used correct conventions in her writing. She has a good grasp of the vocabulary for this lesson. She also completed lesson 57 during the session in Saxon math. She did a great job understanding the concept of rate word problems. Geometry concepts of lines and points were introduced. She did a great job learning these new concepts and determining if lines are parallel, perpendicular, or intersecting. Her homework includes handwriting, a new vocabulary worksheet, and lessons 58 and 59 in Saxon math."
"I worked with the student to make corrections on his homework assignment. He needed to show his work for several problems. We then worked on the worksheets that I brought dealing with adding and subtracting decimals."
"I'm seeing improvement. We talked about breaking down word problems and using conversion to guide us. Conversions and ratios were tricky concepts, so we started by reviewing fractions. I am sending some more material for the student to read before the next session."
"In the subject of Math, we specifically went over multiplication. Since it's been awhile since we worked on mathematics, the student used the multiplication table as a refresher. After getting familiarized with the topic, student worked on more multiplication problems without the multiplication table. We focused on understanding of the concept, which the student did very well on. Whenever numbers were too big for the student to multiply, she knew how to incorporate addition. At times, she would mix up multiplication with addition or subtraction, so would then be reminded to do multiplication. In addition, we had time to go over some Cause & Effect flash cards. The student was reminded that Cause always comes before Effect. After giving examples, she understood the concept, and did well on most of the flash cards."
"In this introductory visit, we explored fourth grade concepts of reading, rephrasing, and writing math instructional sentences in the student's own words in a flip notepad. I introduced using a reading guide and tried out various reading and math resources. The student was able to rewrite five of the Top Ten Math Tips into her own words successfully with some prompting. We will finish the Top Ten Math Tips next week. The student will bring a self-chosen chapter book next week. We will also explore dictionary skills, advanced phonics skills, and the math homework. We agreed to use half of our tutoring hour for math and half for reading each session."
"In this session, the student and I covered division, multiplication, addition, subtraction, division of decimals, and mixed numbers. He is definitely confident in his abilities and I can tell that he is making more thorough and thoughtful decisions when working through problems. One tip that I gave him was to find the most efficient ways to solve math problems. This results in fewer chances to make mistakes, and it is generally faster. As he works through these problems, I think that he will develop that. All in all, I look forward to working through more material with him."