Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student read from the book "On Writing." He read two articles from the "Time for Kids" reading program and completed a writing assignment based on the reading. He also read from the book "Captain Courageous" and took a spelling quiz. We also reviewed his math homework."
"Today was another good session with the student! We continued to focus on transformation of shapes (reflections, rotations, and translation). He seemed to grasp translation best, but rotation was difficult, and reflection could be a little stronger. He can tell the difference visually between all three of them, it's more so doing the transformation on a graph. To address this, I focused on asking him about the points that make up the shape, and how they change based on the transformation. He has homework on all three types, and I have an SOL-based quiz to review for next time. I think that one more session should cement anything that we need to for this topic, and then we can switch to a quick review of what's coming up first once he starts school!"
"Today we covered math and organization. The student was not struggling today with any concepts. She passed her baseline math test and we re-organized her binder. Her schedule is color-coded now, and I showed her how to create charts on the computer."
"Today we covered multiplying and dividing fractions and numbers, reducing fractions, and solving word problems. Student A needed help the most with remembering to reduce fractions. Student B needed help with dividing fractions. Both of them were positive toward the material that was reviewed. I gave them tips on how to minimize time when dividing numbers and finding factors. I left each with four pages of extra practice in multiplying and dividing fractions.They both scored pretty well on the work I gave last week. They did well this session. They understand the concepts and have been doing better in accuracy. I will move on to the next unit next time."
"Today we did some math, reading and writing. Student 1 counted by 2s, 5s, and 10s and did a worksheet where she had to fill in the blanks while counting. Student 2 did some adding and subtracting of two digit numbers, including some story problems, some of which required regrouping. Both children wrote and illustrated little books which were related to their recent vacation."
"Today we figured out a basic timeline for the math workbooks, and completed all but one section in the first chapter. I gave the student a bit of homework, and we'll meet again on Thursday to continue working through the next chapter."