Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did a pretty broad review of 5 chapters today, in preparation for the cumulative test next week. We covered addition, subtraction, fractions, multiplication, long division, and order of operations, among other topics."
"We spent the bulk of the session doing a re-grade for the student's recent math test. We went through quite methodically, and I explained how it is best to put things in y-intercept form first, then do some quick algebra to get standard form. With this in mind, we went over her answers and she corrected them. She correctly understood how slopes differ if they are parallel or perpendicular to one another, but the new understanding of standard form helped her finish questions out. She also worked on graphing questions. We spent the last bit of the session analyzing her data and assessing improvements for a chemistry lab she did on dowsing."
"The student and I worked more on his critical thinking; He began by working on his math word problems. We then moved on to reading, as he read some online articles and summarized, in writing, what he was reading. We then went back to math problems to finish our session."
"I helped the student with a review of his math homework packet. He did pretty well, but needed help with the word problem and adding money. We also practiced multiplication facts and he did really well. He knew his 1s, 2s, and 10s. He was also able to count by three. The student did a great job today."
"Today I was trying to get to know the student and see how he was doing in different topics in math. We did a review of a homework worksheet on determining change. I will do my best to keep him on task while we are working. We were able to go over several word problems. Once I got him to slow down in the reading, it was apparent that the actual math was very easy for him. We moved from 2nd grade- to 3rd grade-level word problems, which he was still able to do with little difficulty. I tried to give him ways to make the problems seem more interesting, such as pretending he was the person in the problem. I gave him a money problem that was more on a 4th grade-level. Once I was able to properly explain it and show him how to write out his guesses, he was able to figure it out and was very excited about it."
"The student and I worked on math. He has a quiz over statistical questions tomorrow, and we prepared for that. We also did a review of his regular math homework. He struggled with the meaning of mean, median, mode, and range. However, he understood it after repetition."