Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first thing we did this session was to reorganize the student's binder. I showed him strategies to help keep it neat and what to do during the school day and when he got home to prevent him from losing papers and becoming disorganized. We then worked on his math homework which was two word problems that dealt with ratios. He was able to draw the tape diagram but wasn't sure where to go from there. I had him underline the important information in the questions and showed him how to divide and add to get the answer. He was able to do the cross multiplication to check his answers independently. For the remainder of the session I had him read two short non-fiction articles. I made him underline important information and complete a true/false and short answer comprehension worksheet for the articles. The underlining strategy seems to have helped him locate the information in the article and recall information much better and more efficiently."
"The girls are doing great! We are working on reviewing the 1-100 numbers chart, skip-counting by 2's and 5's, and the addition of single digit numbers. The math program seems to be helping with the addition."
"The student & I worked on perimeter & volume problems with both fractions & whole numbers. She still struggles with basic addition & multiplication facts, which cause her to have problems with the currently covered materials."
"The student again did a great job. She is really catching on in both math and reading. I am very proud of her. First we did some reading exercises on cause and effect. She needed some prompting but worked very hard. Then, we started to work on adding fractions with unlike denominators. She seemed much more confident and worked hard. Finally we played a game with dice to practice adding fractions."
"The student and I began by looking at her homework for school, which included both writing and math. She'd done a good job. The only correction I had was for her to change the verb tense of one verb, and to add capitalization to her closing (it was a letter). We then looked over the homework she had done for me last week. The only issue she had was with math; she definitely understands the material - she just needs to be sure not to rush."
"The student and I began by reviewing the memorization of her multiplication facts. We practiced writing them in order, writing them out of order, and verbally communicating random facts. We also reviewed long division using a triple-digit number divided by a single-digit number. We continued her practice by adding on more difficult long division problems using a quadruple-digit number divided by a double-digit number."