Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Math: Add/subtraction fact triangles up to 10+10, flash card addition up to 10+10 in solid/not solid but correct/incorrect categories, coins-counting by 5/10/25, trading coins, shape matching Reading: 2 passages Writing: practiced writing sentences, rows of frequently sloppy letters, D.O.L. with three sentences Student did great work and had a fine attitude once he started. Includes Sunday half-hour pre-meeting - money math, reading"
"This session went really well. The student, her mom, and I spent a little bit of time getting to know each other and then we started on the work. The student seems to really like school, and actually has a good grasp of the subject."
"We began the session with a review of some time problems. We started with the most basic -- telling time and having her show me particular times -- and then moved on to slightly more difficult problems like, "What time will it be in 25 minutes?" and "What time was it 10 minutes ago?" She answered those questions a bit more easily today than she did last time. She seemed uncomfortable with the actual movement of the hands around a real clock, as though each clock was a math problem instead of just a time gauge, so I suggested that she wear a watch all day, every day. Wearing a watch will help her naturally discover what happens on a clock as time passes. After time, we moved on to addition and subtraction with large numbers. When we began large number subtraction, her first inclination was to go all the way over to the highest place value and begin borrowing, regardless of the other digits in the top number, so I explained that you can always borrow from anything except a zero. After that she became more comfortable, and continued practice will help her even further. Finally, she did a few word problems. The first one, an addition/ subtraction-based problem, she found quite easy (though on the first attempt she skipped a step)."
"The student struggled a bit today, but overall he did well in completing his homework. We worked on power/Taylor/geometric series, convergence vs. divergences, series techniques and analysis."
"The student and I continued to work on solving unknowns in right triangles. We did several problems from a worksheet I provided. First we solved for an unknown side, then an unknown angle. The final part of the worksheet was solving for all of the angles and sides of a given triangle. He seems very confident with this material."
"The student and I went over multiplying and dividing rational expressions. We discussed how to approach solving these types of problems (figuring out the best way to solve the problems). She had a bunch of homework problems to work through which was good practice and presented her with a good variety of how many ways these problems could be asked. By the end of the session and working the problems, it appeared she became more comfortable with the material."