Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started with a review on probability. We utilized practice problems as a guide this week for that. We then went to review the new material that he was learning in class this week which was z-scores."
"Today the student took an cumulative assessment for operations and algebraic thinking. She did very well and got 9 of 10 correct. She has also improved her pacing and completed the assessment quickly. We continued working on fractions and we reviewed mixed numbers and improper fractions and subtracting fractions where you need to regroup."
"We started the session by playing a card game of speed. This helps him with focusing and concentration. Then we played math dice to quickly find ways to get the target number using all or some of the dice. Next we worked on his 7's, 8's and 9's for multiplication. He is doing very well. He's using the add ten subtract (1-3) depending on the number strategy. We finished with reviewing line, line segment, and ray, identify and label. We also worked on a problem to determine how many angles he could find."
"He was working on solving systems of equations involving a quadratic equation and a linear equation. He knew to use the substitution method to combine both equations. We did several practice problems. We practiced solving systems of linear inequalities by graphing and we also practiced graphing linear and quadratic equations."
"We worked exclusively with decimals: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. I left her with a 12 question quiz with solutions, so she can study for her test tomorrow."
"At today's session, the student and I worked on the memorization of all of his multiplication tables. We discussed why this is so important, and how it would only be accomplished with daily practice. We made some tables with the multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. We found some multiplication apps, and the student downloaded them to his iPad. We worked a lot on those, and I stressed the importance of not "figuring out" the answers but knowing them by heart quickly. The student agreed to practice daily using those games. I believe he will make major leaps in his math scores and grades now that we know why he is having such trouble and can easily turn it around. He is a smart boy who can figure out concepts on his own, but he has been stymied by this lack of confidence and likelihood for calculation errors due to lack of memorization of times tables. I was very glad to discover this and explained how this will open up a world of success to him!"