Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First, we used visual models to multiply fractions with whole numbers, then we sorted by multiplying whole numbers and fractions, modeling mathematical equations, simple expressions, and mathematical expressions."
"For literacy, we worked with the -or, -oar, -ore, and -w+or word parts. He organized various words and used them collectively in sentences. When writing sentences, make sure he rereads as he's writing to make sure it makes sense. For math, we focused on multi-step multiplication problems, solving them using two different strategies: repeated addition and skip counting. It is best to get a head start on learning the multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; those are the ones he should know by the end of 3rd grade."
"For math, I gave the student a pre-test called "Are You Ready?" He was successful, so we began a unit on number sense. We worked today on estimation. He will do a homework page tonight on expanded and standard form numbers which we also covered. For reading, he read an article to me about a museum and then answered questions on the article. He also read the beginning of a story to me and then wrote the ending to the story from his own imagination. We proofread and corrected his writing. He wanted to publish his story on the computer later."
"For math, I had the student solve problems involving elapsed time. The problems today were a little bit harder because she had to find time to the nearest minute instead of nearest 5 or 10 minutes. I showed her several examples of how to solve the problems, and then she was able to finish the rest. Then, I had her practice using the compass to draw circles of different sizes. I had her review the meaning of radius and diameter as well. We also played multiplication bump. For reading, we started with the timed phrase reading. We did it several times, and I had her record how many phrases she read each time. Her highest was 57 phrases in 1 minute. We finished the session by reading some of the Fairies book."
"For math, the student worked on making multiples of 100, thinking about time as intervals, and creating a number line for non-multiples of 5. For reading, she was excited to show me her new copy of "Girl's World," where we read and discussed many articles."
"For most of the session, the student and I worked on Math. We went over her ratio homework and addressed any questions she had, which weren't many. She has a clear understanding of the concept of ratios and is able to complete all of the problems I have given to her. We moved onto percentages, because that was another area she said she was not confident in. I gave her homework with similar percentage problems to the ones we worked on together. For reading, she finished her book, so I asked her some questions about it which she answered accurately. She picked out another book to start reading and I gave her specific things to focus on, like important events and tone."