Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I focused on multiple steps to approaching two and three digit multiplication problems. We spent time switching numbers between fractions, decimals, and percentages as well."
"Today, I began working with the students. I dedicated the first hour of the session to working with student A and the second hour to working with student B. Student A and I started out by browsing through her Math Textbook for Grade 3. She pointed out the chapters that she had been focusing on in class and the kind of math problems she had been having the most difficulty with. I brought additional worksheets for her to complete that included vertical subtraction, subtraction word problems, addition word problems and some (very basic) word problems involving multiplication and division. We also conducted a preliminary spelling test so I could gauge her current spelling aptitude. Student B and I continued working on two and three digit multiplication. We also conducted a preliminary spelling test. At the end of our session, student B and I began working with fractions for the first time; thus far, he proves to be picking up difficult concepts expediently and with ease."
"Logarithmic and exponential functions. Understanding expansion and condensing of equations. Solving for variables in the exponent using log functions."
"We continued on with mathematical relationships within a table. The student is starting to catch onto the methods. Once he understood the four possibilities (+ - x /) he went through the method of elimination to find a relationship (rule) between columns and rows in tables. His teacher gave him the multiplication tables worksheet broke down into adding the number repeatedly (partisan). He did well after I showed him the method. He is starting to realize that addition is the opposite of subtraction and division is the opposite of multiplication. I made some times table flashcards for him to practice. He is using the multiplication table in his book to look up answers and getting them ingrained into his head. I see some progress. We also reviewed nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. He was able to give me examples of each."
"The student showed me a test he had gotten back from his teacher. He earned an excellent grade on the concepts he and I had worked on! I was so proud of him. We worked on more math concepts and different ways of thinking within math. He read for 20 minutes with me, and he did very well with his fluency while using a marker."
"The student has been showing a lot more enthusiasm and willingness to learn. She hardly makes any mistakes. She does really well with word problems now."