Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This evening the student had a far more reasonable homework load. She was tasked with completing two double-sided language arts worksheets, one double-sided fractions worksheet, a two-page reading comprehension exercise with a science focus, and to read from her small text book. She'd already completed about half of each worksheet when I arrived. I had her work on the cursive writing worksheet, as I looked over the other two. Once her hand began to hurt from writing in cursive, which she'd forewarned me was a common occurrence, I allowed her to pause from that task and correct errors from the other two worksheets, as well as finish incomplete tasks. Afterwards, I had her practice writing the cursive letters that needed improvement by writing each correctly four times on scratch paper. I left her with the remaining assignments of: (1) completing the last three fraction problems on the front of the math worksheet, (2) completing the remaining fraction matching problems on the back of the math worksheet, and (3) completing the reading comprehension exercise in the same manner that we'd done so the previous day (by FIRST reading the paragraphs on the two assigned pages, THEN answering the questions posed)."
"We reviewed multiplication tables up to 5, as she hasn't learned 6 or higher yet. We will continue to practice these, as it takes her a bit of time to get the answer. We practiced mixed math word problems. She did well with figuring out which function must be used. She had issues completing subtraction problems with multiple digits, so we will continue to work on those. We practiced long division, as she has lot of issues with this. For math homework, I told her to complete the six long division and multiple digit subtraction problems. We practiced short vowel sounds as well as consonant sounds. She had issues with the "g" versus "j", so we practiced saying and writing words that begin with those letters such as "jar" and "good". We spend some time with reading comprehension practice, which was to read a short (grade appropriate) story and answered related questions. We reviewed all of the questions she go incorrect and she understood why her answers were not the right and answers, as well as why the answers are what they are. We reviewed spelling words that are often used but do not sound how they are spelled. She did well. For English homework, I assigned her to review her reading comprehension assignment and practice spelling "does" and "his"."
"The student was excited to show me her math and social studies tests. She had done very well on both. She explained to me what she is learning in math - equivalent fractions. We practiced a few fraction problems - finding equivalent fractions and using cross-multiplication to determine whether or not a set of fractions are equivalent. We also spent some time practicing map problems from her social studies test and reviewed vocabulary and major concepts for her upcoming science test."
"For this session, the student wanted to study for a quiz in her Government class and look over her current work in Math. I helped to quiz her on concepts relating to public opinions. Initially, she had a bit of difficulty understanding cross-cutting, reinforcing cleavages, and regional opinions. We discussed these and came up with examples for them so that she would be able to associate the concepts with real-world situations. For her Math class, we reviewed shape congruence and rotational and reflectional symmetry."
"During this study session, the student filed notes and handouts from class. He also took notes to review for his science class. We then reviewed concepts in categories to help him retain the concepts. He also made flashcards for vocabulary and related concepts."
"We reviewed dilation, which included scaling ratios and drawing the new figure on a graph. The problems included solving for K, solving for the original points given K and the final points, and answering conceptual questions regarding dilation and triangle similarity. The student initially had a somewhat difficult time with the idea of solving for K, but she had it under control by the end of our session."