Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Both students did well on their homework. It was difficult. They need to be careful where they place the hands on a clock when the time is between whole hours. However, when I gave them time on a analog clock in increments of five minutes, both boys did well. We then did exercises with customary and metric measure in length and liquid volume. They used inches and centimeters to measure items, and then I measured their height in inches and centimeters. The worksheet on liquid volume in terms of cups, pints, quarts, gallons, milliliters, and liters was a bit confusing, but at the end of the session, they seemed to understand the difference."
"Both students scored very well on their addition and subtraction worksheet. They created their own number lines (this skill will be helpful for future math homework and tests). They completed equivalent fractions in their workbooks. Together they completed the soccer goal addition worksheet and got 100% correct this time."
"Concepts covered for Student 1 included fact families for addition to 20, and for language we worked with vocabulary and beginning consonant sounds. For Student 2, concepts covered telling time to the 5 minute interval, introducing X 4 and comparing and contrasting two Cinderella stories. Both students did well today."
"Concepts reviewed during this session involved fractions (different denominators, adding and subtracting) and word problems with fractions.The material the student had was designed for 5th graders. It was a good review, but I will develop and share with him and his parents at the next session a plan focused on 6th grade and 7th grade math concepts. He is entering the 6th grade in the fall. He was very motivated and wants more challenging material, including calculating area and perimeter and geometry (shapes). Having a plan will enable him to track which math concepts he has successfully learned. Although we did not specifically address reading, I had him read several word problems aloud to assess his reading skills."
"Continued our work on place value using a place value chart (specifically writing numbers from words and placing commas in the correct place). Also quizzed the student on her 7, 8, 9 multiplication facts. She's improved in all areas!!"
"Covered addition, subtraction, multiplication, and some division. The student struggled a bit with subtraction at the beginning, but by the end, he was doing fine."