Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered the following concepts during the session for each student: Student 1: Math: adding and multiplication fluency and commutative property of addition and multiplication. Reading: finding main idea, recalling facts and details, and comprehension. Student 2: provided guidance and assistance with math and reading as he worked online. Student 1 approached the material very positively. Her multiplication level is still low, so I showed her how to use repeated addition to multiply. For Student 2, we worked on rounding decimals, and I emphasized to look at the place value next to the number to help him round. Student 1 is a strong reader."
"I engaged the student in solving logic puzzles and reviewing geometry concepts. We discussed his upcoming transition to 6th grade and his academic goals for the summer. I asked him to practice a reading comprehension activity and a 6th grade math pretest for homework. The student will also review geometry concepts such as supplementary and complementary angles before our next session. He was engaged throughout the session."
"I felt like today was a very strong session. The student was very quick with his subtraction facts. He only used counters for numbers over 10. He also showed a lot of improvement in creating quantities up to 50 using coins. His focus was a little better but still needed reminders. We will continue to work on this next session."
"I finished two and half pages of math with Student A. This is the agreed upon amount that he needs to finish when I am there. We played Farkle afterwards, which he really enjoys. I had Student B read some words off a word sheet, and finish a few workbook pages. We also played Farkle. They both received their first prize today, too."
"I gave a multiplication timed test today. It took the student about 12 minutes to finish the entire thing. She had 18 wrong out of 100, but she had an answer that was close for all of them. She is using different strategies to come up with an answer. We then played war again."
"I gave him a variety of different problems to see his math level. He needed to be reminded about subtraction with regrouping but he knew how to do it. From what I saw, he is on grade level and is very smart. Since fractions are a big part of the 5th grade curriculum, we started with adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. He caught on quick and ended the session doing one on his own with just asking me a question or two. I gave him homework to practice more in his practice book."