Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had another great session yesterday. She worked on her homework, which consisted of a long and short u word sort. We also completed different activities using those words. She then read two stories from her iPad app that was provided by her school. It was really nice to hear her reading those stories, because they included some very tough vocabulary that she seemed to read without any problem. Also, she was able to retain the information and answer questions about the stories afterwards. Her homework took us the entire time, and I am hoping that we can start to get in a routine and be able to fit more math related things in eventually."
"The student and I tackled a new concept today; adding 3 numbers in a problem. She quickly caught on to adding the first two numbers, and then taking that sum and adding the third number for a final answer. She has a good grasp of math concepts and is able to work above grade level consistently. We then worked on the concept of rhyming words. Using the ending sounds of "ake," "oat," "eet," I had her sort pictures into the appropriate groupings. After that, she took the word cards and the pictures and glued them onto a chart, so she had a concrete example of the rhyming patterns. We finished up by doing some A-B-C order in isolation. I gave her a string of letters, with some letters missing and had her fill in the missing ones. Example: ____, J, K, _____, _____, N. She was able to complete all of the questions without any problem, gaining more confidence with each attempt. She presented me with a nice letter she had written, thanking me for being her teacher!"
"The student and I went over arrays with story problems - tree diagrams and how to draw them out and figure the options for each, then how to multiply instead of writing out every option. She was very enthusiastic."
"The student and I went over her English worksheets for the week and reviewed the concepts of Statement, Command, Exclamation, and Question. We also used my rhyming cards to assist with spelling techniques. We finished with math worksheets. I left her a math and an English worksheet for homework."
"The student and I went over her homework. I could tell that she was a great reader because she usually knew what to do to solve the math word problem, which really is more of a reading comprehension skill. She knew her place value up until about 1,000 and for her age, we would want to continue to work on place value so that she is comfortable working with larger numbers. She seemed new to the concepts of division. I asked her some multiplication facts. She learned a new number sense shortcut for times 4, which is to double the double. We will continue to practice with her multiplication facts. She was a joy to work with, and she is a quick learner!"
"The student and I went over her weekly homework assignments. We looked at the concept of greatest common multiple. We talked about how to solve problems involving this topic, including word problems. We also studied how to find "square numbers," as well as converting fractions to percentages. The student continues to have a great attitude towards learning!"