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I use the flipped model here, where I will assign a short youtube video on the topic we are working on. I expect the student to watch and try a few problems. We will then spend our session working on what the student is having trouble with. The goal is to achieve certain objectives centered around school or mastery of a subject.
I start with an interview to determine what the areas of weakness are and to establish a rapport with the student. Math is one of those effort-intensive subjects where you will get more than a few wrong before getting them all right, which is our goal! Then, each session will start with the 'flipped model'. This means that I will have the student watch a 5-10 minute YouTube video on the topic and try a few problems as homework. Then, when we have our session, I will work with the student to pinpoint where they are doing things incorrectly. After fixing it, we will verify the student has it down before moving on to other things.
I begin with ascertaining what the problem is, whether it is comprehension and vocabulary to the student knowing how to pronounce letters, sounds, and words. Then, I try to quickly build confidence and teach good reading habits involving keeping a dictionary handy, sounding out words, and how the student can test him or herself to make sure it is sinking in.
-Identify patterns in pronunciation, sounds, and words that cause trouble
-Develop practice plan to make correct spelling, pronunciation, and translation from hearing it to spelling it
-Develop long term learning plan based around reading to learn how to spell.
-Utilize free online sources