Araucana girl wrote:
Apologies if this sounds obvious and is something you've already done, but have you voiced your concerns to your tutor?
This may all be part of his plan but in your place, I'd want to hear it from his lips, before I would be ready to lessen my worries.
First questions first.
1. Is she completing all, or mostly all the questions?
2. If the answer to 1 is "no", then is it due to not being able to attempt them all because time runs out or because there's a knowledge/technique gap?
She is running out of time, speed is a real issue! I think it is technique, I don't know whether he has actually given her actual tips to do specific questions.
Is there a pattern to the questions she finds challenging, time-wise ie question type K, M, etc? Or is is general speed technique?
What happens when she does a paper un-timed? Does she get pretty much everything right or about 70/80?
Sorry for all the questions - I'm trying to get as much info as possible so I can find a strategy for the CSSE VR
With regard to the tutor: not all children are the same or have the same issues/needs/strengths/ but sometimes they go through the same patterns in their learning voyage. We've seen on here that some DC's start to do the most crazy things on tests round about now, after having pretty much nailed it up until this point. However, I would be getting a little worried and would want to talk to the tutor in depth about his strategy with my DC at this point in time. He may well be able to reassure you.
I haven't really thought about doing these ones untimed. I think the next one I do I will make her do the ones she has left or got wrong again - I normally just go through them with her and show her what she should have done.
I am going to grill her tutor on Tuesday when she next goes. He is actually giving her the examples to do so it might just be me panicing - it is when he gives her another 3 sheets of triangles and angles to do and I think "but she can do these already what is the point of another 2 sheets when she had completed the first without any problems?" aaagh.
Codes take her a while and she hates them as they all do, but when she does them she gets them right. It is the antonyms and synonyms with the harder vocab she gets wrong and the ones where she has to pick the two odd ones out in a list of five.
I think I am going to go through Patricia's list of words tomorrow, strike out the ones she knows and then learn a section a week with a target chart at the end of the week if she knows them with some antonyms and synonyms. We tried having ones on the wall but they did not go in and we haven't got through the vast majority of them.
I will up my game with vocab