Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we worked mainly on subtraction. The student completed problems with 2-digit numbers and worked on problems with 3-digit numbers for the first time. The majority of the problems required carrying over. She did well applying the concepts she's learned and practiced the 3-digit number problems. We also worked on multiplication word problems."
"The student and I worked on completing a review of her homework covering unit conversions. She has a strong grasp of the concept, but did need a little support when attempting to solve word problems that involved conversion. She needed clarification with identifying what the problem was asking and the steps to take to solve them. She did better when she was asked to convert one measurement v. two measurements. She also needed to review multiplication of decimals. She was an active participant during this session."
"I introduced adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Again the twins both preferred different methods to solving. The brother preferred to count in his head while the sister liked to write down the list of multiples. I had them try to stump me with a very difficult addition problem without a calculator, and I was able to solve it, but it was a lot of work!"
"The student and I did some practicing with division facts (specifically, the ones she had trouble with on Monday) and I was so happy that she seemed to really be remembering them much better! We also did some angles, lines, area, and perimeter practice. She definitely seems to enjoy geometry more than arithmetic!"
"The student and I reviewed the partial product, sum, difference, and quotient methods encouraged by his teacher. He is taking an end-of-the-year quiz on these methods in class this week. We also discussed how these are strong methods, because they get us to think about place value and what the number in a particular place like 100s really means."
"Today the student worked on his math homework, another mixed review. We went over the names of answers to different types of equations: sum, difference, quotient, and product. I have noticed that sometimes he confuses multiplication and addition when adding two large numbers. To work on this, we are doing a few practice problems each session. We finished the session by reading from his new Batman book: The Long Halloween. It is by the same writer, Jeph Loeb, as the Hush series we just finished. He is definitely enjoying it, and he is improving in skill and confidence."