Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on fractions - addition, subtraction and finding equivalent fractions. He understands adding and subtracting fractions. We spent some time discussing and doing examples. He was given a starting fraction. For some for the questions, the student had to determine the numerators and for others he had to find the denominators. He understands the concept and the method. We also had four books that the student reviewed. They included a book on the elements of matter, and three individual books about gases, liquids, and solids. We discussed the properties of each, worked on reading comprehension, and then did more math problems. Excellent session. Great to have some variety in the lesson."
"We worked on her multiplying and dividing fractions review sheet. She does very well doing the arithmetic when given numbers and she does well drawing pictures to answer the questions for word problems, but has trouble translating word problems to numbers she can use. We will work on this more in the future."
"Today we continued our work in math. The student is becoming quite proficient with addition and subtraction. We spent the later portion of the session working on her reading skills. Our goal is to finish her booklet by the end of the month."
"The student and I got to know each other. He let me know what his main struggles were. His mom gave me a copy of his grades from last semester. It gave me a sense of the topics we would be using during our sessions."
"We started the session by going over the student's homework. She had a problem that required a real world example of division grouping with a remainder. She was given a visual to help her understand that even though the answer was 8 with a remainder of 5, she would still need 9 total groups for the 5 remaining. Once she had completed her homework, we focused on doing division sets."
"We started the evening off by finishing the student's review worksheet and filling out his last few science vocabulary flashcards. Once we were done with both of these assignments, we started reviewing for his Chapter 6 math test. His biggest weakness in this unit is "dimensional analysis," which basically involves converting values from one unit to another. As always, he is definitely capable of performing the arithmetic. We spent at least 45 minutes practicing this one specific style of problem, and I think he started to grasp the importance of writing the units out by the end of it. We breezed through the other types of problems afterwards, and he completed them with little difficulty. I'm confident he'll do well on his test!"