Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued working with multiplying double-digit numbers. She improved with practice. What was most helpful was setting up the rules for doing these sorts of problems and then having her go from there."
"We began working on fractions today, going over the difference between proper and improper fractions, the fact that fractions are simply division problems, some of the terminology used with fractions, adding fractions with like denominators, and adding fractions with different denominators. It helped that the student was already familiar with the concept of fractions and was more than ready to learn how to obtain the least common denominator when adding fractions with different denominators. She has been working on some multiplication practice problems I left her last week, which was great to see. At the end of this session, I left a couple of activity workbooks for her to work on while on spring break; one for math and one for reading comprehension."
"Today was a great session. Student and I worked on word problems using regrouping. He read the problems to me and then we worked out the steps. He definitely knows the concepts, but did need to be reminded to slow down."
"The student's assignment this week deals with perimeter, area, and volume. She is still new to these ideas, so sometimes they are tricky for her. We worked on imagining the scenario from different viewpoints to ensure that she's understanding what they're asking. I also encouraged her to draw pictures when she can to help visualize the question. I feel confident that she understands the concepts and will continue to do well as the concepts get more complex."
"The student came really eager to learn today! For today's session, we went over a variety of problems involving ratios and percentages. She had a choice between doing two sets of homework problems: regular level and advanced level. She chose to do the advanced set. I was really proud of her for challenging herself! The homework assignment involved many complicated word problems that she and I worked through together. I would begin a problem by asking her to read the question, then having her identify all information she knew and what information she was looking for. This method helped her keep track of all the info and stay organized. She is a very bright student who is motivated to challenge herself and excel. It is always so refreshing to tutor her and see how hard she is willing to work. I'm excited to see more progress!"
"Assisted student in completing math homework. Conducted L math drills with student. First no time, then timed. Student was shy of 12s in completing all 40 multiplication problems, however, student did answer them correctly."
"The student and I discussed: calculation of area, identifying order of operations, changing fractions to decimals, elapsed time, and adding fractions."
"I assessed both students in math using their assigned homework and narrative. Student one's math skills are approaching grade level. With her homework assignment, I was able to assess visual ability and computation skills. Mastery of multiplication tables will speed progress. I plan on bringing flashcard games next session. I requested she bring a class textbook next session so that I can better assess her comprehension ability with a grade level text. Based on teacher recommendations, Mom also requested I focus on abstract thinking, which I will assess next session. Student two's comprehension of math concepts is strong. Left brain activities and games may strengthen these skills. I plan on bringing decoding games to the next session."
"We worked on math homework: difference between quadrilaterals, squares, rectangles and parallelograms, and perimeter."
"Today we covered time arithmetic, word problems, basic division, decimal-fraction conversion, and I provided general homework support for his math homework."
"The student had math homework, so we checked what he had started and completed the assignment. We then practiced multiplication facts and factoring."
"The student and I did more word problems focusing on elapsed time and making friendly numbers. We also reviewed geometric shapes."