Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed the student's current event for social studies. He followed the format issued by the instructor that stated that students need to summarize the article, state why it is newsworthy, and detail the their emotional response. We also studied for his next math exam. We reviewed lessons 89-91. The student seems to comprehend the material."
"Today we covered: -equivalent fractions -drawing diagrams to solve word problems -multiplication word problems -word problems with multiple operations"
"The student passed her recent test! Her family is very proud and happy, as am I! The student started working with algebraic sentences in class. She is putting together algebraic sentences, from phrases. I gave her some sentences, from a fifth, sixth, and seventh grade textbook. She got all of them right! She then gave me some phrases, for which I had to write the algebraic sentences for. She really enjoyed doing this! I showed her how a fraction represented division, and also spoke to her about some different ways that she can talk to her teacher, when she doesn't understand something. I also showed her how to calculate internal angles in a triangle and quadrilateral. The student understands this concept very well, and we even reached an advanced level, where she was using external angles to calculate two missing internal angles! We also briefly spoke about PEMDAS, because I had showed it to her before, but she is now discussing this with her teacher. The student has a great understanding of PEMDAS."
"Today we spent the duration of our session reviewing the student's assigned homework. Once again this week the homework involved fractions. He seems to have a firm grasp and understanding on the work that he was doing, so we emphasized organization and showing all his work for today's session."
"I worked with the student to complete a slide presentation about "nutrients". I helped him research facts to add to one slide, and then I had him look up the definition for the word "nutritionist" and put it in his own words on his slide. We then worked on matching his spelling words to their definitions."
"Today the student and I finished a multiplication worksheet we had started a couple sessions ago. The worksheet was the 1-12 times tables ordered randomly, which is similar to the format his teacher tests them in. We spent the majority of the session working through the problems using graph paper to draw ordered arrays since this is his go to method and works well for him. I've noticed a good improvement in him simply having some of them memorized, which is really the goal at this point. Otherwise, I've really worked with him on expedient problem solving for when he can't remember so he can find the answer in time to do well on his tests. Once he'd finished the worksheet, I let him spend the last seven minutes or so of the session doing a multiplication matching game on my iPad as a reward for working so hard."