Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered identifying types of infinite series, various convergence tests, fractional decomposition, the rules of equivalency for polynomials, breaking up terms to change the exponent, modifying the index on an infinite series, and the proofs for various tests. I left him with the rest of his review to complete and have no concerns at this time."
"The student's textbook did not come in yet so we continued with the work that we did in the previous session. She is struggling most with division so we focused a lot on that. We also worked on adding fractions with different denominators. To end the session we went on some math websites to play games with fractions."
"Today we went over questions from last session about logarithms. We also went over graphing exponential and log graphs. We also did some word problems relating to these. Then we transitioned into chapter 7 with rational functions. We went over different factoring tricks, long division of polynomials, inverse functions, and finding vertical asymptotes. Next week we will finish the rational expressions chapter and learn to graph rational expressions and simplify. We will then introduce irrational expressions."
"We are working with memorizing multiplication facts 0-12. The student took the first test of 100 in five minutes and completed 81 out of 100 with 80 correct. We then practiced multiplying two double digit numbers together. He did well with this skill, but wants more practice. His second 5 minute test he improved his score. He got 86 out of 100 with 100% accuracy. Next session we will continue to practice multiplying double digit numbers as well as go over multiplying fractions."
"Today the student and I worked on more of the algebra section of her computer packet. We specifically covered circle graphs, scatter plots, and the slope intercept. She wanted a little help on the slope intercept form section but she assured me that she planned on continuing to work on it in the next few days."
"I had the student do a few assessments of basic math operations, including positive and negative integers. He did well on the basics. We discussed operations of positive and negative integers in the same expression."
"We went over the work I assigned on Monday, and he did well and appears to understand the work. We did whole numbers divided by fractions, and fractions divided by fractions. I emphasized the importance of showing all steps of his work. We also did conversion of fractions to decimals. It was a familiar topic to him, but not one he knew. After a few examples, he became comfortable and better at conversion. I assigned him some practice problems on dividing with fractions."
"Today we finished reviewing what we have done this summer (making algebraic equations, area of a rectangle, etc.) and worked on the pages the student wanted help with for her math work from school. We spent most of the session on telling time. Each week does a little better. I have seen some real improvements this summer. No concerns."
"The majority of the time I covered subtraction of large numbers, continuing lessons from our last session. I noticed he struggled a bit with the concept of "borrowing 10" from the next digit, so I created exercises to specifically demonstrate that process. I think more practice in this area also would be good. In the remaining time, I used an analog clock to show how to say the time."
"We covered chapters 1 and 2 in the textbook. The student had trouble finding the percentage of a number (i.e. 40% of 50). I found practice problems in the textbook, and we reviewed this. He discovered his own way of solving that type of problem, which I encouraged. He has chapters 1 and 2 down. For homework, I gave him a review of Chapter 3 and asked him to have a planner for our next session."
"I had the student take a practice test, went over the test and then taught him concepts and patterns from the quantitative section. He seems to catch on quickly and did quite well on the practice tests."
"Completed work with exponential notation. Finished the power of powers as well as multi-step equations. He seems to be making good progress with order of operations. Assigned homework reviewing today's concepts."