Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is learning how to multiply 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s and is learning about the associative and commutative properties in class. We worked two worksheets in their entirety, one on the multiples and one on the associative and commutative properties. We spent a good deal of time clarifying the raison d'etre of these two properties, reinforcing each with practice and comical discussion. By the end of our session, he understood the fundamental differences between the associative and commutative properties and could provide examples of each."
"Thursday, the student and I went over her homework sheet. We also did a coloring sheet based on multiples, since I think the more comfortable she gets at multiples, the easier multiplication will come. We also played a matching game with multiplication. We ended with a worksheet about money and prices."
"The student went over her homework, which involved triple-digit multiplication, and we did some problems from a workbook, in which she learned about order of operations. She is very persistent, never giving up on problems, so I am confident that continued work will lead to marked improvement."
"The student completed his weekly homework packet. I checked his reading log and orthography homework up to today, as well as his timed multiplication facts. I made a small mark on the homework packet assignment sheet next to the exercises he still needed to do."
"We practiced some reading questions and highlighted words that were difficult. The student wrote a question about certain phrases in the selection and answered the questions herself in complete sentences. We reviewed more multiplication problems that she had incorrect on the test. She decided that she will use arrays to multiply in the future. We practiced some today. I left her with more reading questions as well as her assignment from last week and a fraction contraption game (to practice equivalent fractions with her family)."
"The student did very well today in our session. We had 4 pages of review problems to go in preparation for a quiz on Monday. The concepts included estimating fractions and mixed numbers and using the four operations with them. We also solved problems that included adding and subtracting mixed numbers and fractions by converting them to the least common denominator and then reducing them to their simplest form. He did very well at finding the LCD and converting the fractions but was a bit unsure of himself when simplifying mixed numbers with an improper fraction. He also needs more work changing the fraction part of a mixed number when subtracting a greater numerator from a lesser one. We will work on these 2 concepts tomorrow at our session and finish our mid-chapter review questions."