Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered the concept of area multiplication. The student wanted to learn the material. I did provide her with strategies. She left two smiley faces in chat at the end of the session."
"I helped the boys prepare for a test on subjects, verbs, predicates, and prepositional phrases. For these, I went over their definitions, uses, and examples that they practiced with. I am a fan of visuals, so it was easier to explain with sentences and drawings/symbols. By the end of the hour, they were correctly identifying the parts of sentences. I made a study guide page for them to look at before their test. As a note to myself, a practice test without any guidance (e.g.: no answering questions) would have assured definite readiness. Overall, they did very well."
"I helped the student do her homework which involved multiplying big numbers by first breaking up the numbers and adding the end product together. I felt these homework problems were too advanced as it was asking the students to multiply numbers that were far too big when they hadn't mastered multiplying 1-10 yet. I ended the session with word problems involving addition and subtraction, and she completed these with relative ease. Her attitude dramatically changed when she knew what to do. I gave her some homework to do and plan on working more on memorizing her times tables."
"I helped the student review her weekly math packet. Concepts covered included long division with 3 and 4 digit numbers. Great job."
"I helped the student work on a review of previous math concepts in preparation for a test. The material included division and multiplication of decimals and whole numbers and word problems to apply multiplication and division. Overall he has a good grasp of how to do this--he knows when to multiply and when to divide--the only problems he was having was in multi-part word problems, and a little bit of trouble in lining numbers up doing multiplication of several-digit numbers including a zero (like 537 times 306 ). He is doing well and should do fine on the test!"
"I introduced her to the concept of using a number line to add and subtract. She caught on quickly, so we solved several written subtraction problems using the number line. We continued our work on reviewing the months of the year, practicing learning them in order and reading them as sight words. We worked on a reading comprehension sheet, which emphasized the "th" sound. She was able to successfully answer all comprehension questions that accompanied the story. We also practiced writing and identifying numbers from 11 - 20. She also did some handwriting practice for fine motor skills. We also read the story Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears."