Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over his homework, which consisted primarily of algebraic problems (e.g. A boy has $100 and one stock that makes $4/day and one that loses $7/day. How much money does he have after six days?). The student struggled at first with his effort and focus, but rounded into form by the end of the session as he became less discouraged due to some positive results and a firmer grasp of how to do this sort of problem."
"The student had a homework assignment and one of the topics dealt with multiplying and dividing numbers with decimals. She does really well with this, so we skipped around in the packet to find some other topics. There was a section about finding the missing angle of a triangle, and though she has done this fairly recently, we needed a little bit of review. Once she was reminded of the method to solve these problems, she flew through them. She is retaining topics really well. I gave her some difficult practice problems once we finished her homework packet, and she was able to push through and find the correct answers."
"The student and I went over: word problems, calculating miles per hour, calculating retail price including tax, calculating 100%, and providing proof."
"We focused on questions the student had about state assessment testing and skills he wanted to work on. Ex: angles and protractors, parallel vs. perpendicular lines and open ended responses."
"Student A--Exclusively covered math for this tutoring session, focusing mostly on the recognition, calculation, and handling of US currency. He showed dramatic improvement from when the session began, especially with recognition. Like last session, I also explained metric vs SI unit conversions but focused mostly on the metric system since it is more heavily used for mathematics and science in the United States. Student B--Played a counting game in which she was required to give the characteristics of each type of coin that was shown to her and use calculations to determine if she could purchase various items at a store, such as candy, toys, etc. I focused on more complex currency calculations involving multiple items, making change, and dividing values to determine how much of a single item can be purchased. She was actively engaged through the lesson and made significant progress. I also practiced some general math problems involving division, fractions, and pattern analysis from second grade to identify any other problem areas. She explained that she needed extra help with long division, so I was happy to help her with that."
"I worked with the student on converting US and metric units of measurement. Also worked with conversions of time."
"The student and I reviewed quick facts on the iPad. We practiced addition/subtraction and multiplication. I was really impressed with her focus, speed and accuracy today."
"The student and I went through her homework, which was basically a review of the topics that we have covered to date."
"The student and I went over her homework and a project that is due this week. We discussed heredity and traits for science, and then covered her spelling words."
"The student and I started division today. She did a super job with her 1s, 2s and 3s! I was very impressed with her determination. Excellent job!"
"I continued working with the student on decoding with an emphasis on digraphs using online games. I also had him play some online math games to practice adding. The student had a spelling list, which we practiced. The second student has a state report on Kentucky. We chose few library books and watched some videos, but we did not do any formal writing yet. I plan to help her further next session. We also practiced her multiplication tables. I recommended to the second student's mother to have her download a flash card game on her phone to play with."
"We worked on 3rd grade fractions and 3D figures. The student learned how to add and subtract fractions with common denominators and did well."