Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued our review of the Mathematics portion of the SAT, starting with a series of "student produced response" questions (she was amazed at how easy the problems were once you understood them!) and then moving on to a normal Mathematics section of the test. Her comprehension is very strong. The trick will be to make her feel confident that she has tools that she can use, which will allow her to dive straight in and solve the problems! We are working on developing techniques to make sure she does not miss key small details. In general, she is doing very well on easy or medium problems -- it's the hard problems that are giving her trouble, and we'll focus on these next week."
"We reviewed the 4 times table and the 9 times table to start the session. The student did very well. We then worked on his homework sheet--covering the comparisons of two fractions to determine which had a greater value. There was a comparison of fractions with common denominators and there without common denominators. He did very well on comparing fractions with common denominators. By the end of the worksheet he was grasping the fact that a fraction with a smaller denominator offered larger pieces than a fraction with a larger denominator. We then worked on his 6 times table and his three times table. He picked up on his 6 times table very well. He was still counting in his head when we worked on the 3 times table. I gave him a homework assignment of reviewing the 4 times table and the 9 times table, but also to start really working on the 3 and 6 times table. Next time we meet I will start with reviewing the 3, 4, 6, and 9 times tables. He needs to work on having the tables committed to memory instead of counting from the previous number."
"The student and I worked on English and reading. We identified and corrected a few common mistakes, and overall it was a great session."