Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student and I went over some more practice tests that she did. We also went over her flashcards. She thinks that vocabulary is going to be the most difficult, which is evident on her practice tests. I keep reiterating how important vocab is, and how well she can do if she studies her words more. I assign studying the vocab flashcards every session. We only have a few more meetings scheduled until her test."
"The student and I began the session by reviewing the homework that I had given her at the end of last session. She did very well and only missed a couple of questions adding negative numbers. All of the other concepts she understood well. We reviewed the problems she missed and she did them correctly on her own. We then continued reviewing the math concepts from her test prep book. We discussed the concept of multiples and how to find the least common multiple. This segued nicely into a discussion of fractions and how to find the least common denominator when adding and subtracting fractions. We also talked about mixed fractions and how to convert to and from improper fractions to mixed fractions. Then we discussed reducing fractions to their lowest terms. Next, we covered multiplying and dividing fractions. She was already familiar with all of these concepts but wanted to review them again to make sure. She learned everything very quickly and did well on all of the practice problems. Then we discussed converting to and from decimals with fractions. She also learned this quickly. At the end of the session, I gave her some homework problems from her book practicing these concepts. Overall it was a very productive session."
"I administered two mini tests to the student to see how much he has kept up with, since our last meeting was a couple of weeks prior. He seems to be mixing up his multiplication/division with addition/subtraction when doing problems. Moreover, I have talked about this with him, as has his mother, but he does a lot of math in his head, and it causes simple mistakes. I have been discussing this with him. For example, he would have gotten right 5 out of the 7 questions he missed had he just written out the problem and did it on paper. I think he can do well, so long as he actually works the problem out and does not just do it in his head."