Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the students prepare for a math test by giving them practice problems. The topics were percents as fractions and decimals, perimeter, number lines, and estimation. I graded them after each set of questions and made a new set if an answer was incorrect. By the end, they both seemed to have a solid grasp of the material."
"I met with my student today after having the summer off. We worked on reading a book with some Spanish vocabulary as practice for Spanish reading assignment. He also practiced saying the colors in Spanish, and he knew all of the ones on the sheet. Finally, we worked on some 4th grade math word problems focusing on division. He said his teacher has not taught math with them yet, so he didn't know what concepts to work on."
"I provided help and support for the student's math homework, unit 1 test in math, and religion homework. For Math, he worked on changing fractions to decimals and vice-versa. He was able to figure out the concept quickly and used division to get the decimal. In preparation for his upcoming math unit 1 test, we went over finding the greatest common factor and lowest common denominator. For religion, we read together and went over the context after each paragraph. He was able to summarize the material independently."
"I provided him with a multiplication table chart to assess his skills. He was able to complete the entire table (1-12) with very little mistakes. We then played an interactive game to help him practice his multiplication skills (focusing more on the 6s, 7s, 8s, and 12s). I will give him a chart every session to increase his speed. I would like for him to be able to complete the 1-12 chart in under 6 minutes within the next 2 weeks. During our next session, we will use our interactive game to practice division as well."
"I reviewed math homework with the student. The concept reviewed was ratios. She was able to grasp the concept during the session. I encouraged her to read directions carefully and jot down questions for me to address during weekly session. She is motivated, and we were able to establish rapport easily."
"I reviewed multiplication for twos and threes with the student, and she remembered how to do all of them. Then I taught her how to do multiplication for fives and tens by writing them down, asking her questions, having her count out loud, doing flashcards, and practicing worksheets together so that she can get repetitive reinforcement and memorize them. I also taught her how to do tricks with memorizing multiplying elevens. I brought incentive (nerds candy), and it seemed to really motivate her and boost her confidence. I could see that she was really trying, and I'm super proud of her! We also did some complex subtraction problems, and she has gotten much faster and better at carrying over large numbers."