Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered converting decimals, factions, mixed numbers, and improper fractions. The student had a decent understanding of the concepts, but I showed him some ways to make it easier. He seemed to struggle the most with word problems and converting those into numerical problems. We worked on that transition and he seemed to have a better understanding of the wording. I did not see any grades."
"I reviewed multiplication facts with the student. I introduced 7 x 7. He is making progress. We reviewed the definitions of circumference, diameter and radius. I tried to show him the relationship between the radius and diameter. I reviewed finding the circumference of a circle and area of a circle. He wrote the formulas for each and did several problems of each type. He sometimes gets confused when multiplying multi-digit numbers."
"The student's test is in three weeks, so we are doing our final review. I am happy with our progress, she has become very familiar with the problems that are on the test. We haven't really reviewed number lines since our first session, so I want to take another look at them. I'm confident that she will do well, she is very fluent with numbers."
"We focused on mostly math for the hour. We went over multiplication exercises, where we figured out how best to solve problems and come to solutions. We also did word problems and estimation problems. We went over the importance of going through all the steps of a problem and showing your work, not of solving problems quickly and in your head. At the end of the session we picked out a book to read together. We settled on "Old Man and the Sea," by Hemingway."
"The student and I reviewed the homework I left her. Once again, I was very impressed with her ability to apply logic to each math problem. We continued to look at area and perimeter and with each "trick question" that I posed to her, she surprised me by thoughtfully recalculating her previous answers. We decided to take our garden project to the next level and work on volume, which she will be calculating this week. I also checked her homework for this week. We played another new math game involving basic operations. She appeared to have fun with this game as well."
"Today we focused on money word problems for adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. The student was able to determine what operation was needed and then solve the problem for each example. He also completed a math paper practicing his addition and subtraction facts. He worked well today!"