Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered math portion and logical reasoning portion of an admissions test. The student always had the right idea on how to solve the problem, but he sometimes made stray arithmetic errors that lead to wrong answers. We will continue to work on this."
"For the student's last session, we completed up to Lesson 39. She did a great job adding and subtracting fractions and converting fractions to mixed numbers. She struggled a bit with subtracting fractions when the largest fraction's numerator was less than the other fraction. However, she is able to use a number to assist her with this. I wish her luck on her math assessment. I'm sure she will do very well. Great job taking this on this summer and giving so much effort toward learning! Have a great school year!"
"For this session, we focused on math, especially on the operations of fractions. Since the student's accelerated mathematics class is currently covering multiplying and dividing fractions, I helped him to understand the steps required to multiply and divide fractions, and how to multiply and divide a fraction with a whole number. Utilizing the supplementary material I had brought with me, I helped him to practice the algorithm for multiplying and dividing fractions, until he understood fully how to cross-multiply when dividing fractions, and how to multiply the numerators and denominators when multiplying fractions. Also in this session, I covered how to calculate volume of a three-dimensional object, and how to calculate an average of a set of integers."
"For today's sessions, we worked on some math and building reading comprehension skills. She was introduced to multiplication and she is doing well. She still gets confused with recognizing the signs (+,-, or x) but when walked through it she does well."
"Fraction word problems were worked on. These were the only parts of the homework that were difficult for the student. We also covered some literary analysis, vocabulary and alliteration, and the purpose of alliteration. I left the student with homework through next Tuesday. The days are labeled in his workbook. He is also to read Chapters 1-3 in A Wrinkle in Time. We will discuss the book and review the work next week."
"Great! Great! Great! The student is learning so much in sessions. He shows so much more confidence in the material after we have gone through it. Also, there is a true learning effect because from one week to the next, he is able to perform the same task. I will continue with the current approach for multiplication and division in algebra."