Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we took a practice spelling test. Both students scored an A. We reviewed their science lesson on plants. We studied and practiced reciting the weekly Bible verse Matthew 5:16. We discussed the Reading Passage about a girl who became blind and had to learn to use a cane to get around. We also practiced multiplication fluency. Both students had great attitudes towards their material. They both are struggling with reading comprehension and working through all of their assignments independently."
"Today we worked on more arrays and word problems, which were a part of the student's homework. We ended the session with Math Bingo. She has come a long way since we first started working together; games like Math Bingo and Multiplication War are coming very quickly for her."
"Today we worked on the associative property, and we worked with establishing a routine for solving these types of problems. We also regrouped the numbers to find easier ways to solve the problems and find the products. She has the routine down, but what she struggles with the most is memorization of facts. I gave her homework to memorize her threes for next time. She is making fine progress, using different strategies to multiply, which shows me that she's beginning to see the principles behind multiplication."
"Today we worked on the student's homework. The section they are working on covers mean, median, and mode (which we previewed together over the summer), so he is feeling quite confident. Overall, he did a great job with the problems. He still struggles with finding the mean being very time consuming. Some of the more conceptual questions about why a mean or median makes more sense with certain data were a bit confusing for him. For the time being we are going to put our sessions on hold, but he will be in contact if he needs any support in the future."
"Today we worked on the student's math homework. He had to round to the nearest tenth and whole number. He would get confused a little when rounding to the nearest tenth. I will create a worksheet to help him remember. Next session, I will begin working on estimating and rounding to keep him afloat in school. He shows he is very capable of doing the work he just needs a few reminders to stay on track. he did have his CUBES quiz in which he passed. He knows how to use CUBES very well with word problems and now uses it as second nature. He tries to squeeze everything in on the paper which may be why he makes mistakes; I feel he should use scrap paper to help organize his work. He was shown some ways to estimate to the nearest tenth. He was able to do reflex math, in which he was working great with his fluency facts, he is currently at 37% for facts known."
"Today we worked on word problems in relation to rates, since that was the biggest problem on the student's most recent test. His mother and I decided that we would work on word problems to go along with what he is learning in math, as well as the regular review of his math packet. We also discussed working on handwriting and finding ways to support him in English as well."