Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed for her test, which included place value and comparing numbers. Again, she does well. To review for the test, we also went over number comparisons using inequalities, such as 45,817 > 354. She did well at these. Understanding place value will help with this. We also reviewed number lines. I'm interested to see how she is evaluated on this. Sometime she forgets to start at zero. We talked briefly about money, rounding, and multiplication times 4. She did have her book, but I did not see a study guide. I am hopeful that she is used to the format of the test tomorrow. I can tell that she is making progress because she is starting to self-correct and identify her mistakes quickly after making them. The student remains focused during the hour and is always very polite."
"We reviewed her homework together: Workbook 5A, Ch. 1, Whole Numbers, #1-30 selected problems. We focused on expanded versus standard form, and then did extra work on #26, 28. I then had her complete Extra Practice 5A book, Ch. 1, p. 1, #2-7, on her own. She had to read it out loud, explain it, and write it. She did wonderful work."
"We reviewed his Unit One Review PowerPoint, through #7. We completed an assignment; Determine Unknown Numbers in Multiplication and Division Equations. We practiced his multiplication and subtraction fluency."
"We reviewed questions he answered incorrectly for his first exam. I think to try and address his anxiety with exams, especially when left alone, we will aim to set aside time every session for him to do a question by himself without assistance. I hope that it will help his confidence in tackling problems independently."
"We reviewed scientific notation addition and subtraction for his upcoming test. We also started on learning about the slope of a line and how to find it on both a graph and with two points. We then did weather science worksheet. We went over a variety of weather subjects, like how snowflakes form, the classification of tornadoes, and others. He does well with structured instructions he can read on a sheet. If I write an example of how to do a problem on the top of the sheet, then he can follow the steps easily and solve the problems repeatedly."
"We reviewed the homework I had assigned, which involved subtracting dollar amounts. She did well on most of these, but had a little trouble with dollar amounts where she had to borrow over several zeroes in a particular number. We went over how to do this, as well as how to check subtraction problems by adding them back up. We went over some timetables verbally and then some online division flashcards on fact website. I brought a subtraction worksheet that involved mental computation, and she had to solve these in her head rather than write them out. I also brought a couple of worksheets on rounding decimals, as well as a brainteaser which was a lot of fun."