Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we continued to work on the group paper the student must write for her class. we worked on getting information about the data from spreadsheets. Specifically, we started talking about inferential statistics and how they fit with her project. We spent some time going over the difference between independent and dependent variables - and how to identify which is which."
"The student is showing great improvement. He scored a 91% on his last math test, only making a few silly mistakes. He is well prepared for his final in two weeks. We will meet one more time to prepare for that exam."
"Today was our first session together. The student and I worked primarily on word problems where we had to set up the equation and then solve the problem. Beyond that, the problems we worked on were simple equations and systems of equations which included solving for the perimeter of a shape. We also worked on slope-intercept form and standard form equations. Throughout of our work, the student asked good questions and worked well on the problems. We will continue to work on the actual set up of equations and solve them accordingly."
"The student and I mainly worked on fractions, decimals, and exponents last night during our session. I asked him how he thought he did on the test, and he told me it was a very easy test for him. I asked him if there were any particular questions on the test that he might have had troubles on, and he said he didn't have any struggles. The student is very good at multiplication. He made a quite common mistake that even adults make all the time with exponents, which is to multiply the base to the exponent instead of raising it to the power. He just needed a slight reminder here and there. Other than that minor mistake, he understood the material very well. He still had a positive attitude as always with no complaints at all. I left a good strategy for him to use when multiplying in exponential problems. The strategy or trick was to circle each occurrence that the base would show up so that you don't lose the amount of times you already multiplied the base to itself. I left the student with plenty of practice after each problem and would create some of my own problems I wanted him to work on after each set of problems he worked on in his workbook. He doesn't know his grade yet from his test, but I bet I'll find out next week that it was a good one. I also taught him how to multiply double digit numbers with double digit numbers. He felt pretty accomplished because before he had thought it was going to be very difficult to learn due to past experience. This session was a definite win."
"Completed practice problems involving cross product, dot product, and linear functions including contours. The student had a little difficulty at first, but was able to understand and complete problems after a little review. She will continue to work on these topics and we will review them again in our next session."
"The student was able to complete all her math homework during this session. Her greatest area of strength in math is solving equations using fractions and mixed numbers. For the last ten minutes of the session she played educational math calculation games."