Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I first worked on her homework. After finishing homework, we worked on a variety of math activities, especially focusing on math terminology, such as dividend, divisor, quotient, etc."
"The student and I had a great session yesterday! She was extremely excited to show me her new book, Matilda. She read the second chapter aloud to me, and I asked her some comprehension questions throughout her reading. One thing that I noticed right away was that if a sentence did not make sense to her, she would stop and read it again. She also did a great job with taking her time and asking questions to understand the text. We also played a math game on her iPad, where she solved addition and multiplication problems. I am looking forward to our next sessions, and I hope she continues to enjoy Matilda and the rest of her Roald Dahl books."
"The student and I had a great session. First, we completed a review/practice worksheet using a number chart. Next, we played Number Detective and figured out the mystery number using the clues provided on our sleuth cards. The remainder of the session revolved around using graphs to build number sense. We completed a sort and graph for both animal crackers and for colored Goldfish. We wrote down all that we noticed about the graphs and created a math vocabulary word bank from those observations that will grow in length and definitions during our sessions together."
"The student and I had another productive session. We are continuing on with our study of greater than and less than (<, >) using set pictures. I told her that at our next meeting, we would move from set pictures to the actual number figure. She shows a good understanding of this concept already. We also worked on reading and vocabulary. We worked on a sheet that had picture clues and words with some letters missing. By sounding out the words, she was able to spell the words correctly. We next read a rebus story version of the Three Little Pigs; she was able to read many of the words in the story along with me. We also did a theme paper on "my house." She was able to answer all of the questions about her house, using great detail, with both correct and phonemic spelling. She wrote her answers in sentences, showing tremendous improvement and growth in her printing and fine motor skills. She continues to show both academic and social growth!"
"The student and I have met only twice this month, each time covering a large number of assignments. In our sessions, we've covered math, science, and language arts."
"The student and I played three different games to practice our addition and subtraction facts. We played LEGO build up, roll on up, and domino subtraction. She is improving with her skills, and we are working on not just guessing but also taking our time to solve and think about a problem."