Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student continued to work on fractions and finding the common denominator. Additionally, we worked on multiplication tables again."
"I started today's session with multiplication drills using flashcards. While testing the student on her times tables, I gathered the ones she needs more practice with into a separate pile so she could focus on those. We then reviewed how to multiply a two-digit number by another two-digit number, which she recalled with just a little refresher. Finally, we moved on to one of her homework problems, which required her to read, draw, and write (RDW), as well as perform division and convert from pounds to ounces. I also took a minute to show her and her mom a game they can play to make learning her times tables fun for her, using dice. I left several addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems for her to do as homework, but made sure she understood that her school homework should be done first. I was very pleased to hear that she was recently honored as the Student of the Week at her school."
"We went back to addition and subtraction using borrowing and regrouping. After this we worked on the multiplication table through the sevens. The student was able to complete these subjects with minimal guidance. This was a successful session."
"The student had a bunch of homework due Friday and Monday so she tried to get as much of it done as she could. The first assignment dealt with order of operations and parentheses within brackets. She is doing really well with this concept. The other homework was a review dealing with multiplication and division. She is slowly becoming more comfortable with the multiplication tables, too, which will help her in all other fields."
"This was my first time tutoring the student, and I felt like it went really well. We reviewed her homework problems and then some problems from previous assignments that had been difficult for her. Then I created some practice problems covering concepts like prime numbers, conversions, etc. She seems very eager to learn and it was great working with her!"
"The student is a really bright boy. During our first session, we went over some problems regarding angles and intersection of lines, solving for variables, area of polygons, and fractions. I noted that when he attempted to solve problems in his head, he would often come out with the wrong answer. Though, when asked to show his work, he had no problem with the math and would proceed to find the correct answer. I plan to work with him to help him combat his test anxiety and encourage him to show work when doing math. Overall, great first meeting! I look forward to our future sessions."
"Began the lesson with an activity that allowed me to get a gauge on the student's number concept level dealing with the numbers 1-10. We repeated the activity, during the second round the student had to give me the number that was 2 more than the number of dots shown. We played the math game "double war". The student did a good job of adding card totals/values. The student filled in half of a 100's chart. He was able to recognize existing patterns from row to row. The student removed items of fruit from a bag, he identified each item and wrote it down on a white board. To conclude the lesson we reviewed some math word problems where the final value was unknown and the student had to combine the values given. He also solved some multiplication word problems involving equal groups where the whole was unknown."
"The student and I worked on her homework concerning fact triangles. We also continued practicing multiplication with a few games and worksheets. These also included some division, which she is becoming more and more comfortable with. Her teacher didn't assign her a multiplication fact sheet for homework because she is a little behind, though I think she is more than ready to do such an assignment!"
"We focused on identifying which multiplication facts the student struggles with the most (4's, 6's, 7's, and 8's). We worked on order of operation problems, specifically focusing on writing down each step as it's done so that he's able to identify mistakes/double check his work easier. We also worked a little on the concept of fractions and why we need common denominators when add/subtracting fractions."
"Today the student and I covered shapes: quadrilaterals. We also covered how to find areas and volumes of those shapes. She was very much comfortable with determining which shape was which and she knew the formulas well. She needed slight guidance when finding the area and volume of the irregular shapes but after I clarified it and explained it to her once, she was able to do all of the other problems on her own."
"Today we worked on math, specifically with decimals, percentages, and time. The student did a lot better today with the problems that involve finding out how much time passed. He had a positive attitude toward learning the material and completing his assignments."
"I was very happy to see that the student completed the extra practice (reading comprehension) that I left her to work on in between sessions. We began the session going over this work that she completed. She did very well on it! We moved on to math, starting with addition problems and she did very well on this. We then worked on addition word problems. This time, she did very well on the word problems. I then gave her a set of multiplication and division problems. I will continue to practice these with her. I have been giving her strategies for finding the answer to multiplication problems that she does not know. Again, I left her with extra reading comprehension practice to complete before next time."