Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began our session by completing her math homework about solving place value problems. We then investigated the differences between area, perimeter, surface area, and volume by creating our own paper cube, and using formulas to measure the surface area and volume of the cube. The lesson finished with a 5 minute multiplication challenge."
"The student and I began taking an OAA Mathematics practice test together today and got about halfway through. I want to see what types of problems he has issue with so I may write questions like them in the future. Practice those difficult questions will help him move ahead. Next time, we will finish the Math practice test and go over some concepts I already can tell are difficult for him. The biggest problem I see now is basic, and he is already beginning to address it. The student does not always understand the question or will not read carefully enough to see what is asked. I will make sure he kicks that bad habit."
"The student and I completed her homework assignments in both workbooks. She recalled how to separate a figure with boxes to calculate the area. She was introduced to volume and was able to identify specific figures that would be classified as having volume. She picked a pool as her favorite item from the list to represent volume and was able to identify that volume could be calculated using length x width x height. I introduced factors of numbers to her, as it was the first time she had heard of the concept. Practicing factors challenged her to recall many multiplication facts and will lead into a smooth transition to division."
"The student and I continued our practice of single-digit addition fact fluency and began practicing skip counting by twos. She and I also played a "tic-tac-toe" game to practice multi-digit addition and subtraction. We will continue to update the skills we practice as we learn more about the curriculum and expectations in her first grade math class."
"The student and I continued to work on his multiplication skills. Whenever I can, I have him draw something colorful to engage his interest and different parts of his brain. He is really close to having all of his multiplication facts mastered and that will help him with his diagnostic scores. He currently is testing at grade equivalency 3.7, with fraction and operations scores around 30-40%."
"The student and I continued to work on reviewing her homework today, focusing mostly on decimals and seeing where she may have gone right or wrong with her thinking. We continued with decimal practice and extension practice. She continues to need help in the areas of GCF and LCM, fraction decimal equivalents and adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. We will continue working on those skills, and she will continue to practice with 5th grade skills during the week."