Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did her math homework, and I checked it. She had all her problems correct, so I gave her some more computation problems to practice, in preparation for her test the next day. I gave her a mock spelling test in preparation for the real one the next day. The two words that she missed, I wrote on index cards and put on the frig for her to study for the next day. I also gave her two sentences of dictation. She remembered her punctuation. I marked the paper as good, because she remembered several items that she had been missing. It takes time to become fluent in this type of writing, and her teachers have just begun applying it."
"The student did his math homework which was dealing with fractions, percentages, and time. We also worked on his vocabulary words and writing. We made some corrections to previous math work to make sure that he has the concepts down."
"The student did his scientific notation homework, and he did well with that, but he needed reminding that scientific notation typically needs the decimal after the first integer. We then worked on the rock cycle and the difference between sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. He asked about tectonic plates and volcanoes, so we finished the session talking about that."
"The student did not have a lot of homework today, so we spent the majority of time working on speed math. By the end of the session, he improved by a few problems; however, he still misses up to 5 problems each time. We did multiplication flashcards with problems to help him practice in addition to taking the test a couple of times. We also finished one of his reading exercise worksheets and had time to do some fun reading in his "Highlights" magazine."
"The student did not have her book, so we reviewed some basic math concepts, including the four basic operations (+,-,x,/) and how they relate to each other. With multiplication, we went over times 6 fast facts. We went over the concepts of division and vocabulary of division. We played a fast fact game with dice as well. She seems to respond well to tactile and visual aids. She is making progress with mastering her multiplication and division fast facts. She was polite and a joy to work with!"
"The student did not have his books yet so we worked on GCF, as well as LCM, factoring, and order of operations. He is very smart and gains a quick mastery for these subjects once we alleviate any small confusions he may have. My biggest suggestion to him was to not try to do everything in his head. When looking for the LCM, I suggested he write out the multiples for each number so he can look for the LCM. He knows the basics, but isn't at a point of mastery where he can simply look at numbers and know their multiples. He will definitely reach that point, but for now, he needs to take one step back and write out his multiples and factors. Otherwise, he did very good."