Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started Chapter 4 of his math workbook. We covered multiplication and division of fractions. I gave him some practice for homework but will review and practice again next week. After math, we continued by working on his essay that was a reflection on a short story he had read. I guide him while he talks out what he is thinking and what he would like to write. He is getting much better at making his writing flow and keeping his thoughts organized!"
"The student and I started with multiplication tables. We then practiced multiplying decimals. She got 100% and did it very quickly, so we decided to move onto a new topic: prime factorization. I first had her go through and identify all the prime numbers from 1 to 65. After that, she factored numbers into prime factors and then wrote out the product of primes. In addition to this, we also went over square numbers and wrote the shorthand for the product of primes using exponents. We finished the session with another round of multiplication flashcards. She committed to practicing her times tables 3 times this week, which is more than usual. She was very committed to it."
"The student and I studied for her Spanish test. We will be working on enriched math in the future. She did her math homework on graphing ordered pairs. We also reviewed multiplication and division by playing slide math."
"The student and I talked about math and her poor performance in the subject on her last report card. I asked her why she had done badly on the test on quadrilaterals and whether she had studied for it. She said no, so I decided it was time to refresh her recollection on the subject. We reviewed the shapes - rectangles, squares, trapezoids, rhombuses, etc. and how they were similar to and different from one another. This turned into a discussion about angles and how to measure them. We talked about what parallel meant, what perpendicular was, and how many degrees were in a circle. I tried to explain why a circle represented 360 degrees by using latitude and longitude. When we looked at the clock, we only had 5 minutes left in the session, so we quickly did a reading comprehension passage concerning the Great Barrier Reef and she answered the questions following the passage."
"The student and I went over a review of his entire semester, covering all material that has been covered in the class. He seems to be understanding each problem well with a few exceptions. I went over the areas he had some issues with and he caught on to his mistakes very quickly."
"The student and I went over writing explanations for word problems. This has been an area that he gets points taken away during tests. It helped to give him a strict framework for how to write these answers."