Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was the first visit with the student. I evaluated his skills using materials he has such as puzzles, musical toys and educational toys. He worked well the first 30 minutes but became agitated and kept pushing items off table. I focused on teaching him to sign 'finished' to communicate he was done working instead of crying or pushing items off table."
"Today, the student and I continued to work on his writing. He had completed a couple of paragraphs (one a final draft and one a rough draft) and a final draft of a story. He has a hard time including "who-which" clauses - a couple of times he tried but ended up writing sentence fragments instead. So for homework, I asked him to write ten sentences that include that type of clause. Additionally, he is going to fix the story and outline a second version of the same story (from a different character's point of view)."
"Today, the student completed her final assessment for module 5 of her online algebra course. This assessment covered exponential word problems, word problems with systems of equations, inequalities, the laws of exponents, and solving systems graphically. Given the breadth of the subject matter covered in this assessment, she handled the situation well and addressed each problem with a determination that she has honed throughout the past few months. She remained focused the entire 2 hours and 15 minutes that it took to complete the assessment, and she recognized the different clues to help her discern the correct steps for solving inequalities as well as systems of equations. Overall, her improving grade for her online algebra course is a testament to her improved effort and focused determination."
"We reviewed fractions (mixed numbers, adding/subtracting/multiplying). We also covered adding positive/negative numbers was good with minimal support. The student had lots of support/practice with converting mixed numbers, adding/subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, factors/multiples, and the rules."
"We spent time on the reading for the week. I had the student very carefully read the intro and one of the main body paragraphs, so that he could get the gist of it. I helped him in composing a response to the reading. I asked him lots of questions to help with his comprehension. We also began to look at his spelling words for the week."
"We went over a 7th grade math quiz. We worked online and played fraction math games to get him better at fractions."