Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was a first session for the student, her mom, and I to meet, discuss goals, and for me to get a sense of where the student is in her math knowledge and abilities. She is a bright student with an excellent grasp of math and already working above grade level. The goals for our sessions are to extend the lessons she is already learning and explore new areas of math that she is interested in."
"Today we began with addition and subtraction flashcards. Following this, we did a "What number am I?" page where she had to identify a number based on clues. Next we did a subtraction and addition work page and a beginning multiplication."
"In our session, we covered a review of basic geometric concepts such as definitions of a square, triangle, rhombus, and parallelograms. We reviewed the concepts of whole numbers, and introduced the concept of a fraction as representing part of a whole. The student was assisted in making a graph showing popularity of the choice of different fruits by students, translating the verbal task into a visual and graphic one. We practiced a word problem involving the introduction of understanding how the monetary unit of a dollar translates into numbers involving decimals, and introduced the concept of how factors of ten relate to our decimal system. He enjoyed the graphing process, and wanted to complete that during our session. We will keep the conceptual ideas regarding the decimal system at a minimum, and focus on the practical tasks of addition and subtraction going forward."
"I went over some math word problems with this student. He then performed a set of word problems on his own and did fairly well. He is depending on key words to trigger how to solve the word problems instead of clearly thinking the question through and answering what is asked. Next session we will go over reading and comprehension. This is the primary reason why he has problems answering word problems."
"Student A created a word search using an online tool. Student B also had minimal homework today. She got a new word chart to use for her sentences, and a new book assignment. She wrote 3 sentences and created the document for her circle's discussions. She also finished her science homework today. Student C was very excited to complete his math homework today. It included a remembering section about coins. We also worked with his spelling words to write sentences. He's quite creative."
"We did our word problems first, and there was one introducing probability. The student did an English assignment on contractions, and then we went back to math again. He began a test on geometry to see where he was at, so I went over a lot of fundamental concepts and definitions, from angles to graphs to lines to shapes. He did very well, and we will continue deepening this over the coming weeks. We also practiced some multiplication and division facts, and he showed perfect memory."