Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She only had math homework today. We reworked the problems she missed. I used the extra time to work on her conceptual understanding of math operations. We used a pack of pistachios from the pantry to illustrate the relationships between addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. I will review everything with her again, on Thursday. She did not have her spelling, vocabulary words, or reading packet, yet, so we were not able to review those or make a study plan for the week."
"She was very upbeat today and on task for the most part. We reviewed decimals, expanded form, changing decimals to fractions and vice versa, and then we worked some on fractions. We talk about what simplest form means for a fraction and found many equivalent fractions for one half using a lot of models. We also delved into GCF (greatest common factor), and how we use that number to simplify fractions. So overall, she did wonderful."
"She worked on her homework. She was working to understand how to complete mental math for subtraction. She is getting much better at skip counting. She grasped the concepts and became proficient at understanding 2 digit problems. We will continue to work on 3 digit numbers. She worked on a released placement test, which helped her to preview upcoming topics. We also completed a logic problem where she had to identify order based on reading a passage."
"Since the student did not have any math homework today, I helped him with his spelling dictation homework, and then with his cursive writing homework. He did okay on his spelling homework, but he is struggling a bit with cursive writing. A cursive writing chart, in which he could see all of the letters of the alphabet - both lowercase and uppercase, would be a great start! I will see what I can find. Until then, keep working on it; it will pay off!"
"Specifically, we covered double digit addition and carrying. The student had trouble catching on to carrying at first, but slowly got it. We also studied for a vocabulary test on Friday. We used a practice book that I furnished and flash cards."
"Started the student with a multiplication drill with 7, 8, 9s. He struggled with a few but he ended up catching on. We continued with review of stuff he just learned in the past month. He is confident that he knows how to use place value and estimation. Multiplying decimals he said he would like more practice. When working with the power of 10 he answered those problems really quickly. This month as stated in his syllabus he will be adding and multiplying fractions and common factors and multiples. Starting next week he will continue to work with multiplication drills and learning his new tasks for the month."