Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we covered adding numbers greater than ten and counting by tens mixed with ones. We will be focusing on the same topics after the Thanksgiving holiday."
"Went over his grade level mathematics. Began teaching multiplication and division using the numbers 0 & 1. Began handwriting using simple sentences."
"We started with writing proportions and the different ways to solve them. We went over the problems that the student had gotten wrong in her workbook to make sure she understands them. There were also two words problems which she had gotten correct but I wanted to make sure she understood what she was doing. For one of the problems, she set up the proportions incorrectly but I allowed her to continue to make this a teaching moment about making sure that the answer made sense. We discussed setting up the proportions to keep similar things together. For the problem, she had to figure out how many eggs she would need to make 35 pancakes if 2 eggs were needed for 10 pancakes. She understood that 175 eggs didn't make sense but didn't know where she went wrong. Conceptually and diagrammatically, she was to say that 7 eggs were needed and then I had her set up the proportions keeping the eggs on top of the proportions and the pancakes on the bottom. Doing so, she was able to algebraically find 7 eggs. We then proceeded to work on what they will be covering in math next with percents and converting these to fractions in simplest form and decimals. She did fine with whole percents and percents with decimals."
"Today, the student and I worked on solving multi-step word problems in preparation for the test he is taking this week. He is much more confident about taking this assessment next week. He told me that he has gone over the materials in class that we reviewed over spring break. After working on math, he read a comprehension passage and answered the questions in complete systems."
"We covered assessment exam practice reading task cards, including inferring/drawing conclusions, text clues, and cause and effect. We also went over practice math task cards, including geometry, place value, word problems, division, fractions, and time. As usual, she was very eager and is motivated by immediate feedback on her work."
"The student and I worked on the ratio concept. He is to be taught this in school next week so I introduced him to it. We used his text book as a guide. He learned the definition of ratio as well as the difference between a ratio and a proportion. We also analyzed the three separate ways ratios can be written and how to determine whether a proportion is equivalent or not. We also spent time solving word problems that show how these concepts are applied in everyday life."