Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent time working on her cumulative review, which she had forgotten a lot of. The biggest challenge will be keeping her up to date. She is doing well, but he needs to slow down on order of operations so that she doesn't miss things."
"She worked on her English homework. The assignment was to write the correct form of verb and to the identify main and helping verbs. She was able to complete her homework effortlessly without assistance."
"The student completed the worksheet on related rates and optimization that she started in the previous session. By the end of the session she was able to complete the problems with minimal/ no input from me."
"Working with the student today was great. First, we reviewed the homework I gave her from the last session, and she did fine and only got stuck on one problem, which was converting feet to yards. Then, we expanded on multiplication, this time with double-digit numbers multiplied by double-digit numbers, double-digit numbers multiplied by triple-digit numbers, and triple-digit numbers multiplied by triple-digit numbers. I had her work on two different methods, one being the traditional multiplication and the other using a rectangle to split up the numbers into more easily multiplied numbers. For example, 46 * 87 would be 80+7 on one side of the rectangle, and 40+6 on the other side. As for the regular method, she had a little bit of trouble remembering to place the zero when multiplying multi-digit numbers, so I gave her eight problems reviewing today's session for homework."
"As we began our session, the student excitedly told me how she had learned how to round off whole numbers when she worked with her school-based tutor on Monday. I then created a series of problems wherein she had to round off numbers that included the ones, tens, and hundreds. She worked quickly and with confidence in solving these problems. We spoke about how the three sessions of math tutoring she is now receiving weekly is helping her to learn more and better retain what she is learning. As a closing activity, she played an online game wherein she had to round off a series of numbers in a limited amount of time. She made progress here, too."
"The student is still using touch math to get her answers. We continued to work on using mental math, by drilling on math fact of x2 and x3. We also worked on multi-step word problems. We used some worksheets that I supplied. She is reading at just slightly below her expected level. We worked on some phonics issues that were apparent, specifically on differentiating the sounds of short a, short e, and short i."