Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student to complete the home assignment on Dividing 2 and 3 digits by 1 digit; also on Dividing 3 digits. I reviewed tables 7, 8, & 12 and gave her a quiz since she was struggling with those tables. I went over the vocabulary words once again and dictated them to make sure she knew how to spell each one for the spelling test tomorrow; then I gave her similar words to match the meaning of each voc. word. As for social studies, we continued to read on the Declaration of Independence. To make sure she understood, I asked her questions throughout the reading."
"The student got a test back today. It consisted in finding changing fractions of tenths to hundredths, adding tenths and hundredths, and changing decimals to fractions. It was all pretty straightforward problems, she got them all correct but lost points for not showing her work. Since she was very confident with changing tenths to hundredths by multiplying the top and bottom by ten, I started working with her and altering other fractions. At first she seemed to only want to multiply by ten (2/3=20/30) or one hundred (2/3=200/300), but eventually she started to understand the concept behind it when I explained how if you do the same to the top and bottom you're really just multiplying by 1. I will have to review this consistently in order for her to feel really confident with it. We also talked about simplifying by dividing the top and bottom by the greatest common factor."
"We began by going over surface area and volume of rectangular shapes. I went over these concepts a little bit when we did prep for the ISEE, so it wasn't totally foreign to the student. Most of our session was dedicated to science though. We went over Anatomy, specifically the digestive and respiratory systems. I instructed her to continue to study the material over the weekend."