Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued our work to review concepts from 4th grade so she would be fresh when it came time to learn new concepts of 5th grade math. We reviewed multiplication and division and she seemed to be better at the mental multiplication. We covered fractions and multiplication of 3 and 4 digit numbers. I left her with some practice problems to practice with."
"We dealt with introductory material on sequences and series. The student did not do well on her first test in the class, so we will spend some time on that in the next few sessions along with whatever new material comes up. I have no major concerns for this session, and will simply encourage the student to practice more often for the time being."
"The student is a very quick learner and gets excited when she understands a new concept. We worked on the distributive property, and order of operations. We worked on her homework and she seemed to get PEMDAS down really well -- I will follow up with her next week to see if she remembers it."
"The student and I met for the first time this summer. She has a summer math packet that she has to complete online and wanted some help with that. She also had a couple questions about an upcoming essay on a book she read over the summer. We worked on forming equations, solving systems of equations, exponents, etc. then worked a bit on helping her move towards a thesis statement."
"Today we reviewed advanced factoring and simplifying radical expressions, as well as the zero product property. She did very well remembering the steps and was attentive to my input. We also talked about some of the concepts she may encounter next year."
"We focused on a time test of multiplication and she was able to get 41 out of 42 answers correct in 3 minutes and 36 seconds. We worked on a computer program focusing on fractions. She understands the concepts and was able to complete fractions of numbers using the same concepts of grouping in multiplication."
"The student and I started the session by finishing graphing and then did a lot of work with an introduction to geometry. The graphing we did was inequalities, and she needed a little refresher on how to graph, but she picked it up again very quickly. The geometry we looked at was naming shapes and segments, rays, lines, etc. We also calculated the surface area and volume of shapes (pyramids, cylinders, and spheres/circles). The formulas took up a lot of time, but I wanted to make sure she had exposure to each one. We only have about a chapter left of pre-algebra and school starts next week, so rather than using only half a session to finish, we will finish it after school has started when I am there anyway to help with homework."
"Algebra - we covered her recent quiz. She understands the material and any mistakes were minor. Physics - she is learning metrics and understands the base 10 system. We discussed the different prefixes, and she has a good grasp of it."
"Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring - He flew through this homework with very few errors. Quiz on Polynomial Functions - He got a 90% on this. We reviewed the parts that he missed."
"Today, the student and I worked on solving expressions with common and uncommon denominators. He demonstrated a good grasp of previous concepts learned. We worked on the procedure for solving these types of problems and it seemed to become automatic for him by the end of the session."
"We covered scientific notation and variable substitution. This was the first session, so I did not see any scores or grades to note progress. I did not leave him with any extra practice; he will be doing homework this week, which I will take a look at next week when we have our next session. There are no concerns from this session."
"The student and I revisited direct and inverse variations, what their graphs look like and how to distinguish them both algebraically and graphically. We also began discussing domain and range in depth and how to determine both graphically and algebraically."