Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we practiced writing, fractions, reading comprehension, graphing, pictographs, parts of speech, landforms, and democratic government. The student struggled a little with his writing exercises and parts of speech. He is also continuing to need help to comprehend all of the directions for his exercises in their entirety. He always maintains a positive attitude towards learning. He appears to be doing well in all subject areas."
"Today we read for about 20 minutes, and discussed the characters, the plot, the conflict, and the protagonist of the book the student is reading. For math, we covered switching decimals to fractions and vice versa. We also learned how to add, subtract, and multiply decimals."
"Today we really focused on multiplication skills. The student has significantly improved from our first session. He is improving in his ability to tell time on a clock. He was also able to add and subtract three digit numbers with no issues. He is able to fill out almost the whole times table without help. The student is doing very well and with continued practice will be able to catch up on the skills he was lacking."
"Today we reviewed letters learned, and I introduced a new letter. We created that letter in the student's alphabet book, and he practiced writing his name. We used a puzzle match game to match a number to a picture. He was able to do up to 20. He can count to 20 orally but cannot identify individual numbers 11 to 19. His thirteen and fourteen sound the same, but he knows their difference. This may just be a developmental speech pattern he will out grow as his sounds develop. I am VERY impressed by how well he concentrated on the puzzle. He persevered through all 20 matches like a champ!"
"Today we reviewed the concept of volume. The student was learning volume by placing cubes in a figure. We reviewed that concept and discovered the formula for volume. Volume equals length times width times height. We used a cereal box for a visual. We also completed her homework for the next three days, which was on volume and area. It also included basic math problems and using parentheses. She did very well today, and she is beginning to know her multiplication tables better."
"Today we studied subtraction math facts. First we played the same game as Monday, except instead of adding the numbers, we subtracted them. We played this for about 30 minutes, and then the student asked to do something else. We switched to the Memory game. When a player turned over two cards, he/she had to subtract the smallest number from the largest. When the player matched numbers he/she kept those two cards. The player with the most sets won. He enjoyed this game much better. "