Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"With Student A, we worked on positive and negative integers, fractions, and decimals using all operations. With Student B, we worked on long division, multiplication, division, and word problems. With Student C, we worked on his multiplication facts, and on expanding numbers."
"With the student one, we spent time reviewing math concepts taught in her class. Specifically, we focused on addition of decimals. She can solve the problems with ease. When working on multi-step word problems, she made errors. We will spend more time dissecting a word problem and learning how to do intentional problem solving. Student two worked at first on her spelling words. We later transitioned into exploring concepts of time. We utilized real life examples to compute elapsed time and learn about selecting operations to in time problems. We will continue to work on time problems in her math studies."
"With the student, we covered some social studies work to include reading maps, compasses, and keys. We also went over some math homework that he had in addition to division and percents. He has not done much division, so we are going to start working more with division since he is beginning to get his multiplication tables down well. He and I covered some math to include adding, subtracting, and finding missing numbers. After that, we did some reading, and he read 3 books. Both students are improving in their work very well."
"With the student, we reread the article on Beethoven and circled evidence that showed that he was an exceptional musician. We also covered various topics in Math including finding area by decomposing a shape. With the student, we reread the myth of Medusa and Athena. For math, we worked on word problems involving multiple operations, and we also reviewed subtraction with regrouping. She is able to do basic division by drawing pictures!"
"Worked on: Strategies to attack math word problems and tricky spelling words. By breaking down how to attack math problems in 3 steps he was able to think of each math problem without missing a section of the questions. He picked up that he needs to revisit and re-read the word problem to 1) find what it's asking, 2) pick out the information, and 3) solve for what it's asking for. With writing, he became engaged with using tricky spelling words by writing a pop-up book using a Harry Potter themed story from his own imagination. I will continue to use the chart we created to solve problems in his homework and past assignments that he had trouble with. I will also teach him the game on tricky words and continue as the year progresses."
"Working with multiplication facts while incorporating student's mastery of addition. Included math story demonstrating use of simple multiplication facts to show student how math is used in daily activities. Will continue working with student in building on prior knowledge. I can already see growth in student's math skills."