Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student showed me his homework, which involved pictures of circles with fractions of them filled in, with the assignment being to determine whether the shaded areas were equal or unequal. As such, we worked on finding common denominators between fractions--by the end of the session, he had made massive progress in this area, and I believe could replicate the results to add or subtract fractions."
"The student and I began with multiplication. He was trying to count on his fingers, so I reminded him that multiplication was adding groups. We drew circles and created groups of numbers for the problems he was having trouble with. For example, for 6 x 6 we made 6 groups of 6 and counted together. After multiplication we moved on to addition and subtraction using borrowing and regrouping."
"The student has made a lot of progress and loves working on her fractions now. She has a test on everything this coming Friday, so we're going to spend most of the week reviewing fractions. Today, we spent most of the time discussing her homework. After she moved on from her homework she was flying through the worksheets I provided. We're going to be studying together over the next few days. She also got back two tests from last week, and passed them both with flying colors."
"In this session, I had the student do another color by multiplication worksheet, this one a bit harder and turkey themed. I was really impressed by how willing she was to answer all of the multiplication questions, even the ones with 7, 8, and 9, as we really haven't done a lot of those yet. She just answered them by skip counting, which is always the first step."
"Student 1 and I worked on his reading (aloud and comprehension) and math facts (9s and 8s). Student 2 and I went over her math and language arts school homework. Student 3 and I studied her Spanish flashcards. All three did great jobs!!"
"The student went through his homework. We reviewed decimal placement when multiplying, and estimation. Points, rays, and angles were reviewed. He worked on equivalent fractions. He struggled a little with this concept to multiply fractions by 1 or its equivalents, but picked up the concept. He was also shown improper fractions and mixed numbers. He appeared very interested in learning these concepts."