Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on adding/subtracting decimals and multiplying decimals. She got better throughout the session and did well on the assessments for each section."
"The student and I worked on reading for a bit and then did some focus on math. We worked on some of his homework for school, and then played a math game with dice where I asked him to add or subtract the numbers on two six sided dice."
"The student and I worked on adding mixed fractions with different denominators. We converted the fractions to improper fractions, found a common denominator, and then we added them. She now seems to understand this concept very well. We also looked at adding decimals, which she performed well on. We started to work on multiplying fractions, which she found challenging. We will continue to work on this concept in the upcoming sessions. Finally, we started to study the concept of probability, with equally likely outcomes, as in the top and bottom of a coin, and the sides of a six-sided die. She continues to have great attitude toward learning! It is a pleasure to work with her."
"The student and I continued working on multiplication and division facts. She is getting much better and more confident answering the questions. She reads well, but needs practice processing information and thinking critically. I gave her symbols to use when reading and answering questions that allow her to think about the information she reads."
"The student and I played different levels of KenKen this week. It is a game similar to Sudoku, but instead of using logic entirely, players are required to do math computation. She and I completed about 4 puzzles of varying levels of difficulty. It took a few minutes to catch on, but she picked up on the game and appeared very excited by it. She loves a challenge and asked to do more puzzles. This game is a good mix of math and logic and I'd like to bring more puzzles in the future."
"One of the first things I learned about this student was his love for pugs, so this week I made up a story about a pug that needed to be rescued by solving math problems. I printed pictures of the pugs in the story and drew in shapes that corresponded with the plot. For example, one of the pictures was of a team of rescue pugs who came to find the missing pug in a sled. I asked him to find the area of the sled and of the pug to see if their escape plan would work. We also practiced finding the area and circumferences of circles, the volume of rectangular objects, the ratios, and the distance between two points. This was the first session where it seemed like he was really engaged for the full hour, and I plan to use a similar strategy going forward."