Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student on preparing for her test tomorrow. She had a little difficulty remembering how to borrow from multiple zeros in subtraction problems but was able to get it by the end of our session."
"In this session, the student worked on section 1-4 of her math assignment which was graphing with regression. We discussed how and why regression is important to society. We also talked about how regression can be used to make predictions with the line of best fit. We then practice working with data sets both by hand and electronically. She did a great job figuring out how to use Excel in order to graph a scatter plot, find the line of best fit, and find the "r" coefficient. She then worked on the homework pages for 1-3 and 1-4. She showed mastery understanding of function transformations/ translations."
"Reviewed instructor-assigned HW, which covered: definition, composition, injectivity, surjectivity, and invertibility of functions. Also covered division algorithm, "div", and "mod.""
"The student told me that his test will include qualitative and quantitative observations. We defined each and came up with examples. Then I found a worksheet online in which the student identified how each were either type of observation and why. We talked about brainstorming more observation types throughout the weekend."
"Upon arriving at my session with the student this week, I was pleased to see that he had received a large number of graded assignments and quizzes back. For the first time, I was able to review his work and cater a tutoring session to areas of specific improvement for him. After looking through the work, I decided that our session would focus on 3 areas: mathematic arrays, rounding to the nearest ten and hundred, and distinguishing between common and proper nouns. We spent about half of our time together working on arrays, a topic that he was not very familiar with. He was able to label drawn arrays quickly. Rounding between tens and hundreds doesn't seem all that difficult for him, though he can often get ahead of himself and not answer or acknowledge properly the question being asked. This is the case on some of the work that he's handed in as well. We finished the session distinguishing between common and proper nouns. He's come a long way in this regard from the last time that I worked on this with him. Though he doesn't often use the presence of capital letters as a cue as to what may be a proper noun, I think it could be a useful tool for him to check his work."
"We discussed how the test went earlier this week. She said she felt like she blanked on a lot so she wasn't sure how she did. We went over any questions she had about old homework questions and reviewed the new material and worked through the old homework together. She did really well with the new stuff so we will focus on the older material next session."