Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session was great! We reviewed what an obtuse, right, and acute angle is. We also worked on adding and subtracting integers. Before working on integers, the student and I reviewed the rules of adding positive and negative integers. He did well on adding integers, but became confused when introduced to subtracting integers. After learning that you have to change the sign of the second integer and follow the rules of adding integers, he began to complete problems with ease. We also looked at problems using a number line. The student and I ended the session going through multiplication cards."
"Tonight, he and I focused on Spanish, Math, and Science. For Spanish, we did more online exercises that he had assigned for homework. He caught on to the vocabulary quickly, but his knowledge of conjugations is still lacking. For math, we did a review of several old concepts: inequalities, expressions, exponents, and basic algebra. For science, we made an outline for the next section in his textbook."
"We continued working through the workbook, and we finished the chapter on fractions and moved on to decimals. I'm slowly assigning more homework, and she's almost always able to complete all of it on her own. The next goal is for her to be able to reference notes and book instructions on her own to work through roadblocks she may encounter."
"We covered least common multiples, fractions, mixed numbers, and converting fractions to decimals. The student struggled the most with ordering fractions least to greatest. She was very helpful and worked well. We discussed fraction strategies. I did not leave her with extra practice."
"We covered the parts of a division problem and the methods for solving division problems with and without remainders. The student has a great attitude. She needs to improve her knowledge of multiplication tables in order to more quickly understand and solve division problems. We will continue to work on this."
"We covered word problems in our usual workbook on addition/subtraction and units of measurement, and word problems from another workbook on ordinal numbers. I went over what ordinal numbers are and what they indicate and had the student think of some examples of ordinal numbers. I also brought a "brain teaser" word problem for her to work on, which she enjoyed doing, and gave her a 2nd one to do for homework or in our next session if she doesn't have time. Also for homework, I assigned a few problems out of each of the workbooks. For reading, we continued with the exercises on paragraph comprehension, figuring out the who, what, where, when and why of a paragraph. I also assigned two more paragraphs for homework. Great session!"