Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on his 2,3,4,5's times tables. We also worked on bases and exponents. Lastly, we reviewed double digit multiplication. He was focused and on task today. We had a good session today. He needs to continue studying his math facts so they become automatic, and then he won't struggle on the harder concepts that are coming up in 5th grade."
"We reviewed more common core 4th grade subjects and continued our work with converting equivalent and improper fractions. We transitioned from this to using fractions in the four operations. The student received a small amount of homework from the fifth grade common core text book."
"The student struggles with being able to quickly identify basic subtraction facts. She lost her confidence early on in the lesson because she struggled with the multi-step word problems. When working on multiplication and division, she is more confident and enjoys playing the games. She does really well at working through problems and solving them with and without assistance. Next lesson will be focused on improving subtraction solving, and building confidence through practice."
"We did a critical thinking warm up with probability and fractions. I had to show her an example before she remembered how it worked. We spent most of the session talking about two digit multiplication with zeros. I'm hoping this practice will help her memorize her math facts, and she is getting a lot better at them. She had a great attitude the whole session, and we finished the session with a hypothesis about matter, mass, and chemical changes."
"During this session we focused mainly on the volume of rectangular prisms. The student learned the difference between measuring the volume of liquids versus cubic volume and how to translate between the two. The student calculated the volume of various solids and completed several word problems which required calculating how much more liquid could fit in a partially full container and how long it would take to fill up. The student also calculated the volume of cylindrical prisms and drew triangles and measured angles using a protractor. The student grasped the concepts quickly, but struggled a bit on the multi-step word problems that required multiplying large numbers and decimals to find the volume. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We worked on estimating whole number sums and estimating whole number differences using the strategy of rounding and front end estimation. We also practiced adding and subtracting large numbers. I noticed that the student will sometimes miss a problem -- not because he doesn't understand the concept -- but he is rushing or misreads the question. I assigned him some work from Lessons 13, 14, and 15 and told him to double-check his final answers. I gave him a quiz from Chapter 1 at the end of our session. We need to review putting numbers with decimals in order from least to greatest and subtraction/addition of numbers with decimals."