Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed scientific notation and how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract. The student needs to work on adding and subtracting, and we will do that in our next session. For science, we did a worksheet exploring volcanoes and earthquakes, and how they relate to the Earth's crust."
"We reviewed the student's homework. This included definitions for congruent and similar shapes. We also worked on different units of measure, that included millimeters and centimeters into meters, tablespoons into teaspoons. We worked on converting years into days, including leap year days. We also worked on perimeter of trapezoids and other polygons. We practiced multiplication and division of two digit numbers. I was able to see how previous homework was graded. His teacher is insisting on neatness and I encouraged him to make his answers readable."
"We reviewed various operations with fractions, and then we worked with powers of 10 a bit. At first, he was having trouble understanding exponents, but after a while he got it and was able to convert between standard and exponential form!"
"We started off with the student's math homework. He had to estimate with dividing. He worked really well with dividing and estimating with the homework. We also did a math drill using 6 times tables. He worked really well multiplying but did not complete within the five minutes, which is okay as long as he is getting familiar with the facts. We continued with multi-step problems with Harry Potter characters. He really lit up with these problems and worked really hard all by himself with a few questions. There were 2 sheets of questions and he completed them. He enjoys math as long as he knows he will have a short break. He will begin math facts with multiples of 7."
"We started with ISEE reading questions, and then transitioned to ISEE math questions. The student has some trouble with going slowly enough and reading questions in their entirety. He gets ahead of himself. We will keep working on slowing down and allowing him to get the answers really thought out."
"We started with reading tonight. I had her continue to practice skimming and scanning a text for answers to comprehension questions. She said it was getting a lot easier, and she seemed a lot more confident about the skill tonight. Then, we worked on elapsed time problems. I showed her some different methods to solving elapsed time problems, and then had her attempt to solve problems on her own. Once she figured out what the problem was asking, she was able to solve them without a lot of help from me. Then, we worked on simple equations with missing numbers. We discussed paying close attention to the operation, so she would know how to solve the problem. Tonight, she was doing a great job of taking her time and paying attention to what the problem was asking, which helped her be successful in solving problems. When I asked her if her answer made sense, she was quick to catch her mistakes."