Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student spent a bit of time to warm up, but she eventually finished her homework and even went two lessons ahead of her class (2-5 and 2-6). We worked on addition and subtraction in algebraic equations."
"The student spent most of today's session completing his homework, which consisted of math, ELA, and social studies. For math, he had to complete three problems and check them using order of operations and the distributive property. He was able to complete his math homework independently. For social studies, he had to answer short answer questions based on a map of the world. Finally, for ELA, he had to write a short paragraph comparing Google to Xerox based on a reading. I had him reread the passage and underline the important information. With the last 15 minutes, he read about 8 pages of "Into the Gauntlet." He made an amazing prediction about the end of the book before the session ended. I am seeing some improvement with his predictions and inferencing."
"The student started with her homework. The math reasoning sheet had her choosing the information from the word problem to solve for the missing data. We played multiplication games, and she practiced her facts in a relaxed setting."
"The student started with her math homework, which was on properties of multiplication. She knew all of the properties, just not what they were called, so we reviewed them. Then we worked on the standard algorithm for multiplication, which she picked up very quickly."
"The student struggled with counting money on a basic level. She can identify the value of individual coins but struggles to calculate the collection of bills and coins to determine the amount in front of her. She would benefit from additional practice of skip counting by 5's, 10's, and 25's (i.e.. 25, 50, 75, 100, 125). We will continue to focus on this in her future sessions. We worked to check her homework. There were a few mistakes made, presumably from rushing. She understands the fundamental computations required to add and subtract decimals. We looked at the word problems with multiple steps and determined what steps we needed to take. She is very capable of computing each step required, but needs to take the time to find the steps in her work. When guided and prompted to identify the steps required she finds the solution."
"The student used the tens and hundreds number lines and flashcards to practice her rounding skills. She did very well once she could see the concept visually. We also did a vocabulary and reading worksheet, as well as reading paragraphs and determining the main idea. She was very focused today and does much better with motor-skill activities."