Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked more on long multiplication and division today. We also touched on fractions. She did a great job!"
"We continued to work on counting money, counting by twos, number bonds, recognizing numbers visually, adding parts, subtracting, patterns, and writing/reading numbers to 800."
"The student and I worked on more pre-algebra. We also introduced the concept of negative numbers which she didn't have any problem understanding."
"We reviewed identifying number patterns, identifying odds and evens, multiplication facts, subtraction facts, addition facts, using number sentences, and identifying words with long A."
"Today we covered antonyms and synonyms, spelling, and multiplication. For her assignment, the student had to think of 10 antonyms and 10 synonyms. Later, we worked on her spelling/vocabulary list for the week. To close off the session, we practiced her multiplication again. She's getting more comfortable with her 5's, and has improved in how quickly she can come up with the answers."
"Today we reviewed subtraction with regrouping, including zeroes in the minuend. He completed 8 problems on his own. We will continue to review. We moved on to finding multiples of numbers. Our vocabulary word was "multiples." I gave him a hundreds chart and told him to shade in multiples of 2. He looked at the pattern produced. I then had him transfer the first 10 multiples to a multiplication table. He did the same procedure for the multiples of 3 and 4. We discussed the meaning of multiplication and how he could find the answers if he didn't know it by heart, by completing a repeated addition problem. We will continue multiplication concepts next week."
"The student, her mother, and I began by setting some goals for the tutoring time together. Afterwards, she and I began working on her math homework, during which we worked on rounding, using number lines, solving simple equations, multiplication, and dividing. To end the session, she and I worked on her word list by alphabetizing them and then practicing sounding out the advanced ones."
"The student seems to be doing well with the new material. We worked on more multiplication and division review."
"We talked about fact families and the connection between addition and subtraction. The student practiced writing out fact families for a set of numbers and completing other fact family sets that had missing numbers in them. We talked about strategies for taking the timed test and did a little practice of solving basic subtraction problems."
"The student had his math homework done before my arrival. We reviewed it and fixed any mistakes. We worked on multiplication facts. He uses multiplication facts that he knows in order to solve others he does not, which is an important skill to have while learning math facts. He did a great job at his addition math facts. We will continue to practice two by one digit subtraction facts. He solved 20 multiplication facts in 3:57, and 20 division problems in 5:00. I will be using the time to track his progress. We also did a page out of a math practice book that he had, on rounding to thousands and estimating the sum or the difference."
"I worked with the student for a half hour and her sister for a half hour. The student's math homework consisted of word problems that involved telling time. One problem didn't make sense to her, so I wrote up a few more problems in the same vein, and we went through them until she felt more comfortable. She said that next week she would like to work on adding time (i.e.: if it is 11:45, what time will it be in 45 minutes). I tutored her sister in geometry. She had homework that covered logic statements. She felt comfortable on the logic statements but wants to focus on algebraic geometry questions for next week."
"Today, we began a workbook that the student's teacher gave him to work on. We then moved to number lines."