Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to practice her memorization of specific number multiples. We reviewed the 4's and 7's that we practiced last session. We also began to practice the 5's and 6's to add on to our previous efforts. Lastly, we practiced long division problems that incorporated the memorization of multiplication facts."
"The student and I covered place value rules and how to compare expressions involving integers and basic operations. She was struggling the most with solving word problems that required her to identify the operation and symbols needed to write and/or solve expressions or equations. Her attitude toward the material that was reviewed was very positive. To help with her understanding, I gave her strategies for identifying the terms that represent the various operations and the core mathematical symbols need to compare numbers. For extra practice, I encouraged her to review the notes and complete 5 additional problems on the concepts that were covered. I did not get to see any scores/grades to note her current progress, but I was able to see the drastic improvement in her note taking and organizational skills."
"The student and I created our own tangrams, and used them to create different geometric shapes. We identified different geometric structures including parallel lines, isosceles triangles, and the different types of angles. The student made her own shapes and identified them as a rhombus. We also used the tangrams to create animals with different perimeters, but the same area."
"The student and I did math and writing today. We worked on her 4, 6, 7, and 8 times table. We also did some multiplication word problems. Then we worked on adding details to stories. She came up with some great descriptive words and sentences. She said they are doing something similar with personal narratives in school so it was good practice for her."
"The student and I did refresher problems in multiplication to see if she remembered what I have taught her. She now knows multiplication tables for 1 through 5, 10s, and 11s. Today I taught her how to count by fours, and we did worksheets that I brought to practice. She seems to be understanding the material and has retained a lot over the course of the last several weeks. To end the tutor session, we did some word problems to switch gears, and I assigned her some homework for next time. Her mental math skills have improved greatly, and she no longer needs to draw lines or circles on her papers to count. I plan to teach her the rest of the multiplication tables (6, 7, 8, & 9) in the next few weeks until she has all of them memorized before moving on into learning division."
"The student and I discussed equations, variables, and order of operations. The concept of a variable is still pretty new to her so the discussion was mostly introductory. We continued discussing operations with fractions, decimals, and percentages as well."