Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student completed her homework in chapter 7, along with several extra problems. She is working hard to understand equations, but after our review and with additional practice, I think she will get the hang of it."
"Today the student and I discussed finding areas of different shapes, and we continued to work on fractions. He seems to be struggling with addition and subtraction of fractions. We will continue to work on this. He is getting better with controlling his speed."
"The student did a good job today of sticking to the work. We did our normal flashcards, and then got into a reading assignment about China. For every section, we did a bit of the color-by-division that I brought. I could tell that her division is improving because she was going very fast through the picture."
"Today, the student worked on his geometry homework, which required him to identify triangles as isosceles, scalene, equilateral, right, acute, or obtuse angles. After he completed his homework, he and I worked on a 4th grade math review packet that reviews concepts such as fractions, multiplication, geometry, and adding with money. After completing math, he completed a reading comprehension packet."
"The student and I started off the session as usual by doing handwritten multiplication problems. Doing the handwritten multiplication tables seem to actually be the most effective way for him to learn. This session, I gave him a sheet with the times tables for five through twelve. I let him use the digital flashcards on my iPad. After doing the digital flashcards for a few minutes, we went back and finished the rest of the handwritten problems (nines through twelves)."
"The student has a test tomorrow on Chapter 8. We worked on word problems from 8.3. These were very difficult word problems, involving multiple decimal functions and negative numbers. We used our last 20 minutes to work on four very hard word problems (one from her review packet and three I constructed). I had to explain the metric system to her, and its construct of 1, 10, 100."