Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Topics covered in this session include Latin roots, spelling, and grammar. We were able to complete the student's daily spelling, grammar homework (which included identifying parts of a sentence), and study all the Latin roots to prepare for her upcoming exam. The student seemed to understand the spelling words and their pronunciation well, and was able to memorize and identify all the Latin roots by the end of the session."
"We began by talking about class, and in particular, we spoke about the student's creativity which was highlighted by one of his teachers in a teacher newsletter. He was very modest about the praise he received and said that everything was good at school. We focused on long multiplication today. He was able to complete questions from his book independently and most were correct. We discussed the importance of writing all steps in math problems and writing out numbers and steps neatly so that he can easily see what he is writing and can refer to it more quickly, especially if something is wrong. He did well. I told him that I do want him to continue to work on his smaller multiples so that he can factor them quickly without needing a chart or calculator. His homework is to read for 20 minutes in the evening."
"We began our session by checking and reviewing math problems that the student had already completed. Her mistakes were minor and easily corrected. Then we worked on inference, which she remembered was "fun" from our last session. We learned a few new idioms and talked about their meaning. Finally we worked on writing a five paragraph essay using "Bing, Bang, Bongo.""
"We began with a review of time, using a dry erase board to draw sample clocks, and I tried to instill in the student how important it was to remember which hand is which. She is good at telling time, just often confuses the two hands. After that, we worked on addition and multiplication, and I showed her some tricks and strategies for performing addition. We spent the rest of the time on "breaking down" numbers; finding pairs of numbers that add together to reach a specified number, to help her with more complicated addition and multiplication."
"We completed a class worksheet on multiplication word problems using array models and partial product tables to find our solutions. The student still needs assistance marking off the squares of the array models, but is more than able to solve problems with the partial product tables. Our next session is scheduled for Tuesday."
"We continued our review of geometry and finding the area and perimeter of irregular shapes. The student flourished with this material! He loves it and kept asking for more problems to solve! He loves what he is doing, and I am so proud of him! He is a delight to work with! He has the best attitude when we work with each other! He is receptive with the material and is the only student who asks for homework! He does so well and is so well-mannered! It is my absolute pleasure to work with him! He has problems to work on if he chooses. No concerns in this session. He is an absolute delight to work with, and it is my utmost pleasure to work with him!!!"