Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student completed an addition and subtraction mental math practice worksheet. I was very pleased that she completed all the problems correctly and was able to check her work effectively. Next, she completed another worksheet that required her to subtract 3-digit numbers and regroup. She did a very good job with this task, and she also checked her work for each problem. In addition, she reviewed subtraction and addition with double digit numbers because she has a math test tomorrow which will include this too. We also reviewed her 6 multiplication tables. Lastly, the student completed a worksheet that required her to write the correct time she saw on the clock. She also had to draw a clock that showed the time that was listed. Except for some minor errors, the student did well on this worksheet. I left her with a subtraction and addition worksheet that contained double and triple digit numbers to practice for her test tomorrow."
"This was a great session. I learned of the student's struggles with fractions and what he has learned thus far this school year. I saw a few grades, which gave a better understanding of what he needs to work on and what he sometimes gets confused. While he has a good understanding of comparing fractions, he struggles with the ideas of addition and subtraction for fractions with like denominators. We did the online study sessions provided by his school and, through this practice, the student became more familiar with the rules of fraction addition and subtraction. In our next session, we will continue to focus on fraction rules and when to apply different rules and factors."
"Met with Mom and the student to discuss areas of support. Mom shared math assessment data that was gathered through a testing company. She shared the student is in the 3rd grade but her teacher and school teach up so her teacher is teaching 5th grade concepts. Asked for support in multiplication, area and perimeter of shapes. I spoke with the student on her own and asked her to share what she really enjoys during math. Her response: playing with dice, working with flash cards, and playing math games. I shared with her and mom that I would try to but all the activities into a game format using some of the things the student likes such as dice. Mom and the student appeared pleased with the initial meeting and were exciting to begin sessions."
"I can see that the student better understands the math on her homework assignments than she did at the beginning of the school year. She's a bit more independent when it comes to solving a problem, and she can think mathematically more autonomously, that is without help. We went over the rest of her homework assignment today and subsequently went over some important points regarding quadratic functions, a major topic in algebra 2. Her pacing is probably the best improvement I've seen since the beginning of the school year."
"In today's session we covered hierarchy operations and the student did great. Even he needed a little reminder, though. We also saw 2 step equations in which he struggled a little, considering that he has not seen that much this kind of operations it is normal that difficulty at the beginning, so we'll keep working with them so he can feel more confident about solving them"
"I covered 25 problems from the student's problem set. This was a problem set for practice for the SSAT. He is overall really good with math. However, as he does some of the steps in his head, he tends to make mistakes. He also occasionally picked an answer from the MC options before completing the problem entirely as he noticed a number that looked the same as he got in one of his steps. I had to warn him about such tricky options. I told him to read the questions thoroughly and write down each step so that he doesn't miss anything. Once I had explained the steps to a problem, he was able to summarize the steps in a proper manner."