Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on math worksheets that his teach had given him. He had a packet on probability, as well as a couple sheets on graphing linear equations. He had no trouble at all with the probability problems, even ones which were fairly complicated. We were able to complete the worksheets during our session."
"During this session the student did her homework, which was about mean, median, mode, and range. She was very successful with this topic, so we emphasized the importance of careful work. Then we reviewed for her test. We did another timed practice, again with customary and time conversions. This practice was very helpful, since she grew more confident knowing she could finish within a set time constraint. I made her a completely new test that we will complete during our session on Sunday."
"We covered special cases of factorization, working with polynomials, examples, application to word problems and solution to multiple polynomials. We started discussing the basic theory about quadratic functions, behavior, domain, range, proper way to graph, vertex, maximum and minimum. Student was given homework problems to practice."
"The student and I continued to work on solving and graphing systems of linear equations. She was struggling the most with the linear combination method. We did several practice problems using linear combination and then worked on writing systems of equations to solve word problems. I gave her 1 word problem, 2 linear combination, and 2 substitution problems to complete from her packet."
"All three students worked on math. The first student also covered material for his Global History test on Medieval Times. The second student worked on reviewing today's social studies lesson. I left each of them with a bit of extra practice - the first student is supposed to watch an educational video summarizing the material that will be on his test; the second student needs to learn how to tell a story with her facts; and the third student is doing some extra fractions problems to increase her comfort level with them."
"Student 1 worked hard today, and breezed through her math. She also did a great job with her adverb worksheet. Student 2 understood his math homework after a brief review, but needed help staying on task. We wrapped up by writing the rules for his game board project, which he was enthusiastic about."
"In this evening's session, the student and I reviewed through his homework packet, which dealt with writing the equation of a line given a slope and a point. He didn't have much difficulty with the assignment."
"The student was given a review sheet on coordinate geometry in order to practice for her test. We spent the whole session working on the problems on that sheet. She doesn't find this topic difficult, however she does try to rush through the problems, which are time consuming and she makes small mistakes. I encouraged her to take her time on the test, and make sure all her coordinates are properly graphed, before continuing with the problem."
"During this session, I worked with Student 1, on solving systems of linear equations again. This time, we were focusing on how to solve them by substitution. He was still a little confused about how substitution works when we started, so we had to incorporate a lot of review. He doesn't feel completely comfortable with systems of equations yet, but he was able to follow the steps by the end of the session. With Student 2, we worked on complementary and supplementary angles. He had a good grasp of what to do, but needed reminders about what he was looking for, at each part of his homework. We practiced using some common techniques like drawing out a problem to help him see what he needed to do."
"I worked with Student 1 for about an hour, on a worksheet covering the order of operations in math. She did well on the arithmetic, but needed a little help with setting up the problem at times. Student 2 and I worked together on a worksheet involving mixed fractions, and dividing fractions. She had some examples from class, written down on the paper, and instructions copied in her notebook; she did well, but had trouble with some of the arithmetic."
"We went over the math lesson the student completed in class. We studied for a chemistry quiz by balancing multiple equations. I gave him a lesson on how the molar mass of an atom was derived and how one can calculate the molar masses of molecules. Last, we reviewed for a biology quiz on the nervous system."
"The student and I reviewed simplification of square roots. He is good at factoring expression. We reviewed how to get squares to their most simple form and did several practice problems on the subject. With some more problems on his own, he should work with this concept just fine."