Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first student has a great attitude and a sweet disposition. Math: We reviewed past concepts and started once again working on fractions. After much practice, the student was able to count up and down by fractions of 1/4. His most common mistake was skipping a whole number, but this should be ironed out. Applying this work to a clock is on my agenda for Monday. English: The student initially was unsure how to turn an incomplete sentence into a complete sentence. I taught him the basics of "Every sentence must have a subject and a predicate, and every predicate must have a verb" along with what that means. After much discussion and many drills, he was able to identify the subjects, predicates, and verbs in basic sentences and finally turn an incomplete sentence into a complete one. I will review this concept with him Monday. The second student is fun and helpful. Science: The student had a science quiz on plants. After studying for it, I quizzed her and I helped her distinguish between one concept and another, and used pictures and real life examples in doing so."
"The student began the session working on his math facts, he understands the concept of what multiplication is (repeated addition). After reviewing polygons with him, he was able to finish his homework with very few problems. Then, he switched gears to working on his English homework, which largely consisted of time words (days of the week, times of day). After we reviewed the meaning of his vocab words, I had him read the fill-in-the-blank story aloud for more fluency practice. He did well with filling in the blanks. I'll be sure that we continue to review these concepts so that he doesn't lose the progress he's been making. Overall, he did a nice job today."
"We started off the session with some homework. The student did a worksheet that focused on comparing and contrasting. The student did really well writing sentences that compared or contrasted subjects. She also wrote sentences with words from her list. We discussed what each of the words meant and the student did a great job coming up with her sentences. We then reviewed a past math assignment that dealt with using ten blocks to aid with multiplication of large numbers. We also reviewed multiplication tables. The student worked really hard today."
"The student and I are continuing to work on his sentence structures, as well as his spelling. We're working with 3rd grade/4th grade words. By stretching him, smaller words will become easier."
"We used marbles to count and take away. I brought workbooks for the student to use so it would keep her interest. Her homework was to make a number line with the star stickers I gave her, so I can explain math with a visual strategy."
"Today the student asked me a lot of questions about Star Wars plot line and characters, and I drew out a character grid for him to understand the series better. Then we touched on the concept of estimates, and I illustrated to him how estimate works. Finally, we ended the session with some science: I illustrated to him how the center of the Earth is structured: the core, the mantle, the crust, and how each layer works in regulating the Earth's temperature."