Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tutored Student M for the first hour where we reviewed his background in math this year, how he is doing in class, and discussed any problem areas. We then completed his homework on the standardized test for 4th grade math. Problems included multiplication of fractions, perimeter, differentiating between acute, obtuse, and right angles based on sight, surface area and understanding units in the form of fractions. Excellent session. The second hour was spent tutoring Student H in 6th grade math. We reviewed his background, the changes in the curriculum since the inception of the standardized test since the middle of last year, and that they will be having the state test next Thursday. We worked on reviewing materials for the next unit and practicing for the state test. He was given two long-term review packets that encompass the entire year's worth of material. We reviewed some of the topics. He is working on perimeter and surface area, built a three-dimensional pyramid to better understand perimeter and surface area of various shapes. The next session will include homework problems. Excellent session. Both students are very bright and advanced for this level."
"Great session! Through the student working on his math homework, we were able to address several of the issues he will face next week on his standardized tests. He tended to jump to conclusions, and missed a couple of answers by not fully reading the problems. We also worked to make sure his work was clear. Most importantly, we pushed to make sure he could support his choices--that he knew why he was using certain operations. His work with scientific notation was clear, and we worked to clarify his fraction logic. Most importantly, he was up to working on challenges today."
"The student is making progress on counting large quantities grouping by ten. He is still working on counting by 5s and 2s. We also practiced writing lower case letters and numbers. He has started reversing b and d and writing some numerals backward from memory but is easily able to copy them properly. Also we did reading and he continues to improve weekly."
"We covered a bit of reading and a lot of math. Specifically, we discussed how to divide fractions and what it means to divide a fraction by a fraction or by a whole number. I used graph paper as a visual aid to show the student division. I also reminded her of how to turn an improper fraction into a mixed number. She seemed much more comfortable with it by the end of the hour. For dividing fractions, I taught her KCF, or keep, flip, change. This made more sense after I showed her why it worked. She should be ready by the assessment exam."
"In today's session, we reviewed the school homework sheet for the week. Later, we worked on math-- adding numbers up to 1000000, equivalent fractions, and one tenths. I left the student with some homework, specifically requiring multiple operations to arrive at a final answer, and some 2 X 2 multiplication problems. She is now more comfortable with math compared to when I started working with her in January."
"Today, the student and I focused on plotting fractions on number lines. He had to complete two math assignments that involved this subject matter. After he completed the assignments, we continued to work on plotting fractions on a number line and comparing fractions."