Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She did her 30 minutes of online lessons, then I gave her some fun practice problems involving multiplication and division. She's doing really well with whatever I throw at her. I look forward to seeing what her next unit in math will be."
"The student is learning about the associative property of multiplication in class. His teacher assigned a worksheet on this topic and the student was very confused and in need of assistance. The work of this session focused on the math worksheet and a reading comprehension combo packet entitled, "The Closet Creature." (Prior to this session, I had spoken with the student's mother and she mentioned that the student could use some extra practice, tips and strategies for reading comprehension. I brought along the aforementioned packet that helped develop skills in reading comprehension and creative writing.) By the end of our session, I was able to help the student understand the mechanics of the associative property of multiplication. We were able to go from a state of utter confusion to one of confidence in theory and practice. We also shared many laughs as we worked through the reading comp packet. This was a very strong and creative session!"
"Student A scored really well on her math test retake. We warmed up with fraction blackjack which helped them add fractions with uncommon denominators. We then practiced fraction division word problems. Both did really well on it. Student A made some small arithmetic errors that resulted in the incorrect answer but I could see she understood the concept. I might need to work with Student B a little more on how to determine which operation to use when given a word problem."
"We focused on decoding word problems in math. We also worked on reading comprehension and speed drills. The student seems to enjoy competing against her own times on speed drills and working on solving puzzles in both math and reading. We worked on multi-step math problems and how to break them down so that we can figure out when we need to subtract, add, and multiply. The strategy we used today was looking at what we started with (or how many) and writing down the order things happened in, until we get to the part the question is asking about. For reading comprehension, we worked on summarizing ideas. She did very well."
"The student was focused, enthusiastic, and hardworking. It was clear that she had been working with her mom on math in between sessions. She and her mom confirmed that. Additionally, she was able to complete 2 pages of multi-digit problems with no errors. I am encouraged that she will get a positive report at her school conference on Friday. I am so pleased for her and her family."
"The student and I worked on reviewing a line plot and discussed how we can determine the fraction of a group that meets a certain criteria. She did very well in this and felt confident. We then reviewed her multiplication facts through the playing of a few different games. She is becoming very fast at recalling these facts."