Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered the commutative and associative properties of addition, as well as whole number subtraction. We began and concluded the session by playing math games. In doing the same activity before the material was taught and after, the student was able to see his net improvement. The session went very well."
"Today, the student and I did some addition and subtraction problems involving money. She did really well on the addition problems involving money, but there was a little bit of a hiccup when she needs to borrow to subtract. We also did some "speed math". She attempted to complete 20 addition problems in 60 seconds and 20 subtraction problems in 60 seconds. She was able to complete 11/20 addition problems without any mistakes. She completed 10/20 subtraction problems with two minor mistakes. We also worked on her math homework from school and a multiplication chart. I left some work problems involving addition and subtraction of money. I also asked her to complete the rest of the 20 addition and subtraction problems timed."
"Today, the student and I mainly covered addition with single numbers, but in order to challenge her, I also added in some double-digit numbers. Her level of focus was very good, now we just need to build her confidence in her math abilities. After addition, she read the book "Swing, Swing, Swing", which she seemed to really enjoy, and after reading we practiced writing skills by writing out her A,B,C's and numbers. Although it was the last session, it was a very productive one."
"Today, the student and I practiced his multiplication facts. Using playing cards with the Jack, Queen, King and Joker removed, we split the deck in half. Each player got 1/2 the deck with all cards face down. Then we each turned the top card from our respective deck face up. The player to correctly multiply the two cards' values got a point. At the end of the game, the player with the most points got a small prize. We ended the session by reviewing the multiplication flashcards. The student did very well with his focus and participation today."
"Today, the student and I went over multi-step story problems involving adding and subtracting larger numbers. She excelled when the story was one or two-steps, but when the story involved three or four-steps she struggled. She had no sense of direction with any of the story problems, so I introduced my step-by-step method. She completed her homework and it was good."
"Today, the student and I worked on rounding and compatible numbers with addition. She had to decide either to round her numbers when adding or use compatible numbers. We worked through her math homework, and she did great. She also did well on the review section of her homework. She was able to name shapes, identify properties, and give examples of both identity property of addition and the commutative property of addition. We reviewed the rounding rules and, she was able to identify when to round up to the nearest tenth. We will continue to work on rounding and compatible numbers when adding. She was very attentive and was a hard worker tonight!"