Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered the following concepts during the session: Student 1: Math: multiplication facts, place value, and negative numbers. Reading: finding main idea and comprehension. Student 2: Math: adding, subtracting, and multiplying with money and multiplying multi-digit numbers. Student 1 continues to struggle with multiplication tables. I reinforced the strategy of using repeated addition to multiply. Student 2 struggled with multiplying multi-digit numbers. He would forget to carry the number if it is a double-digit answer and then add. I had to slow down the process so he could understand each step. Student 1 remained positive. I asked her to continue to practice her multiplication tables. I did notice some progress for both students."
"I had the student write out his skip counting numbers, one on each sticky note. Then I mixed them up and he had to put them in order. He enjoyed making a "slide" of all the notes. He continues to practice 4's and 6's. We also worked about 15 minutes on his summer packet. He knows about half of his 7's."
"I introduced the student to multiplication via addition. She is becoming more attentive. I also reviewed her subtraction problems. I spoke with Mom, and she is progressing well. I will continue to create meaningful lessons that allow her to continue to build on math skills."
"I just worked with the first student during this session, and provided the second student with homework (both math worksheets and instruction to begin reading "Ramona Quimby" (and write sentences summarizing the plot of each chapter). The first student and I focused on fractions, decimal addition and subtraction, counting money, and rounding. He did well with all the exercises during the session, and preferred answering questions on a whiteboard versus writing it on paper. For the last half of the session, we read through part of Chapter 1 of the book "George's Marvelous Medicine." As I conveyed to the student's mother, he can read above grade level and above grade level reading comprehension. We are emphasizing that he get in the habit of reading independently and work on sounding out some of the bigger, unfamiliar words."
"I made sure that the student completed his math homework. It seems to be review from what I remember of his work at the end of the last school year. We worked on a few word problems, and he was actually doing better at the conversion problems than what I remember from our previous sessions. He got very excited at the idea of doing algebra again, so I gave him a few problems to work on (and I honestly think that once he understands the notation, he would do extremely well with it)."
"I mainly assessed the student on her benchmark today. She worked on addition and subtraction, and reading comprehension from previous books that she had from school. She seemed nervous for her first session, but I know that she will gain more confidence before her test. All in all, I think she will reach the required score so that she will be able to get into the second grade."