Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He and I went over the concepts of absolute value, opposite numbers, and adding negative numbers. I gave her several examples of each concept, as well as numerous practice problems. She continues to do very well."
"He and I worked on his math homework. We continued to work on place values and regrouping. He grasps the concept of addition much more than subtraction. We made some progress, but he must go very slow with each problem because he gets ahead of himself. It may help for him to read the directions several times throughout each group of problems."
"He buzzes through the Singapore-style math exercises very quickly--almost flawlessly. I worry he will make simple mistakes, but his speed shows confidence, and it shows he understands how to work with all aspects of negative numbers. I gave him more practice in negative number multiplication and in subtraction with borrowing. We also worked on parallel and perpendicular lines, their slopes, and the measure of angles as relates to the unit circle and to radians. He will be introduced to these ideas in a couple chapters soon."
"He did a good job during his session. He was quite reluctant at first, but ended on a strong note. He had a worksheet from school that he needed to finish. We worked on rounding numbers to the nearest tens, hundreds, and thousands. We were able to complete the worksheet and he showed great understanding of the concept of rounding to specific digits. He was able to answer comprehension questions regarding the process of rounding."
"He focused on his 8's time test and completed it under 4 min! Yay! We worked on multiple step story problems. In reading, we focused on main idea and identifying the characteristics of a character. He was very giggly today, but we got our work done!"
"He had estimating with decimals for homework. He divides really well with small numbers. When the number is larger, he has to find the multiples of that given number to make it easier for him. Everything on the review packet, except the last two pages, he should have confidence about. Reminders for him for the test are to read each question twice, ask for scrap paper so he does not squeeze all the work in a small space, remember to move the decimal to make a whole number outside which will move the decimal inside, power of 10 moves the decimal to the right to make a whole number, and take your time and be confident! Good luck!!"