Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I started the session with his math homework. His assignment for today required him to use drawings of blocks in order to show different ways of grouping the same number. So, for 24, there could be two tens and 4 ones OR 1 ten and 14 ones. He seemed to have a little difficulty with this. He also had trouble with his addition facts, so we talked about faster, more efficient ways to add. Then we worked on reading. His ability to sound out words is definitely improving. He still needs some encouragement when sounding out unknown words, but he's getting much better at it and his confidence seems to be increasing."
"I met with the students for the first time yesterday. I worked with both of them on reading comprehension. The first student has a lot of energy and is very open to my help. The second student was really quiet when we first started, but I made a few jokes with him to make him comfortable. I reviewed their homework with both of them, which was writing stories about pictures they saw, and math. They both worked really hard and diligently. I had both of them to write stories about anything just to monitor their writing and comprehension skills. I really enjoyed my session with them both and can't wait to meet with them again."
"The kids spent most of their time tonight working with sight words and reading comprehension. Both kids did a great job identifying sight words (Student M identified 30 out of 44 words to start, and Student A identified 34 out of 44 words). Both kids had a chance to work with educational websites and did a good job with their reading comprehension. I would still say that the speed with which they identify the sight words are the biggest struggle. Students were motivated to complete the work and are going to continue to work with their sight word flash cards throughout the week. Student M's goal is to identify 18 sight words in a row and Student A's is to identify 20 sight words in two minutes. They have come a long way!"
"Today we began talking about the executive branch and sections 1/2 in his textbook. I explained the term limits and constitutional jobs of the president."
"Each of the students had upcoming tests and quizzes so we primarily reviewed their work and focused on their school material. Student A had a social studies quiz and had a very good study guide prepared which she knew well. Student B had a literature test and we reviewed her previous quiz and text in her book. She said she would review the text more. Student C had a long take-home test for anatomy which he researched. I was glad to hear that all of the students did well on the quizzes from the previous week."
"I covered division and one step equations then worked on science with one student. He was struggling with deciding when to divide or multiply and needed assistance when reading. He was very receptive and patient. We worked on inequalities with the other student. He was struggling with graphing inequalities. He was anxious to finish and had a hard time focusing. He was able to understand how to graph inequalities towards the end of the session."