Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our first tutoring session we went over different areas in math and reading comprehension. She had a reading comprehension workbook that we worked through. We read several passages and answered the questions together. I gave her some tips to help her answer the questions while reading the passage. These included discovering what the main idea of the passage was about, identifying and circling specific details, and identifying the conclusion or purpose of the passage. I did this by asking her to answer these questions while reading the passage. It helped her figure out many of the questions before she looked at them. The other half of the session we looked at math problems. These included addition and subtraction with three numbers, expanded notion, adding fractions, and multiplication and division. She was very proficient in all the concepts."
"We began with talking a little about basic ideas of proofs. There are a few primary methods of proofs that are used: direct, contradiction, contrapositive, and induction. We went through proving the same thing in 4 different methods, applying each of these types of proof. We then spent the rest of the time going through different problems from his book, trying to take 1 or 2 sample problems from each section. I largely allowed him to choose problems he thought might be difficult to approach, but did choose a few that seemed like strong sample problems to demonstrate the ideas. We will continue working on these issues and going through sample problems to help him get used to approaching problems."
"The student and I continued our review using the seventh grade test guide and a virtual whiteboard to work problems. I also added eighth grade math to the mix in preparation for the upcoming school year."
"Again, it was a delight to work with these girls. Student A worked on conditional probabilities, sample spaces, and set notation. I gave Student E and Student M a brief overview of fractional exponents. Then Student E worked on dividing polynomials using long division and the fractional exponents. Student M finished up some special factoring cases and then worked on the fractional exponents. I was really proud of her with the fractional exponents. Once she caught on, she did fantastic. She was even able to help Student E. Next Wednesday we'll look at the Remainder Theorem of Polynomials which Student M came across today."
"Today the student worked on more released state assessment questions. I reminded him to pay attention to the details as sometimes he writes down the numbers wrong. He reviewed test taking strategies and how to attack the problem. We reviewed his times tables using flashcards. For homework, he will practice Order of Operations and his flashcards. Since working with him, I've seen improvement in his speed of recalling his times tables."
"The girls worked on their summer math packet. They started with measurement conversions. I taught them a new method to solve these types of problems. Both girls did well after practicing the problems from the packet."