Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a very good session. She worked on her homework that involved solving word problems that include fractions. She did very well at this after confusion in the beginning about what the "whole" is. She was able to use a model to help her solve the problem and to write her own equations. She has made a lot of progress in this area. I then reviewed some foundational fraction concepts with her after a discussion I had with her mom and teacher. I had her partition some shapes for me as well as use a number line to plot multiple fractions. This was also much better than previous sessions and she remained calm as she did very well on these problems."
"We covered a reading analysis assignment, fraction subtraction, comma use, the student's Lincoln project, and social studies review. We worked through most things together. He went through the social studies review by himself and then I quizzed him on it, giving him definitions instead of terms. The math he did by himself. He did well on everything and I think the end of term stuff he has coming up should go well."
"Today, the student and I learned about pi: how to solve for it, what it is, and when to use it. He was very interested in this concept. To finish, we did some creative writing, and he started brainstorming for a chapter book he wants to write. For homework, he is to add some detail to his book review and, for extra credit, memorize pi to ten decimals."
"Homework was reviewed. This included angles, multiplication, equivalent fractions, greater than and lesser than, and word problems. We also reviewed fractions. Addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions were gone over. The student was given a recipe with fractions. He then had to figure out how much of each ingredient was needed if the recipe had to be increased 5 times. He was able to figure out the conversions. He was very successful with working with fractions. He did not struggle with the concepts, but had to write out a few of the problems. A win from this session was that he felt very confident when he took his last test at school and was able to express this with me and with his mother after the test."
"I covered how to divide and multiply fractions. The student needed help with the concept/ rules on how to multiply and divide fractions. I ended up using materials to reteach the content he was learning. I also gave him a rhyme to remember how to multiply and divide fractions. I left him with the manipulatives to practice with. I believe he understood how to multiply fractions."
"The student worked on his weekly packet given to him by his teacher. He is on a math subject that is coming very easily to him (reading a clock). However, he and I read a chapter from a book and when I asked him a few reading comprehension questions, he had no idea what some of the answers were. I am trying to get him a fiction book that he cannot put down. He seems somewhat nervous when we read and doesn't seem confident in his reading and answering questions. This is something I would like to investigate more."