Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She had math homework, as well as a review for her test tomorrow. She needed help with some of the story problems which were a bit confusing. She seemed well prepared for doing addition with the factors of three. I noticed that she is still making her number fives backwards. So, I wrote the number five with arrows on a pink index card, and placed it on the fridge so she wouldn't forget. For reading, I gave her a spelling quiz with the words she will have tomorrow for her test. I gave her four words to practice later tonight so that she will make a 100% tomorrow. I also had her write two sentences using words from her spelling list. "
"She has begun work on multiplication this year. We did work on skip counting to reinforce ideas from last year. We also practiced her speed addition with the extra math program. We spent the remainder of the time reading her book."
"She is improving in her reading fluency, as well as her comprehension. Her spelling words this week were difficult (th- and wh- words). She continued to struggle with interpreting story problems. She did very well with her weekly reading comprehension passage."
"She is starting to develop more confidence as she works towards her math learning. We worked on place value using base ten blocks. She understands how the visual representation works in place value models up to the thousands. We also worked on word form calling for numbers to the thousands place."
"She learned sevens and nines in multiplication today. We did a lot of different practice problems to strengthen her multiplication skills including word problems and multiplying in columns up to 3 digits. I left her with some extra practice in her workbook for our next session."
"She looked sad again at the thought of an hour of math. She finished her place value homework before we started, so we practiced her multiplication facts for the hour. She was working on 8 facts at a time as fast as she could, and then she would get a break of a game for 5 minutes. This review not only helps her get through the facts, but is making her enjoy math, which is very important."