Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Math: -Addition of one digit and two digit numbers. -Going through flash cards for addition problems."
"The student and I reviewed factorization and multiples to help him with his math assignments and began to work on simplifying his work. We also worked on his spelling words for this week."
"The student is in sixth grade math and he was working on order of operations. He needs tutoring with his math. He can do the work accurately, but needs to go over some further material."
"We reviewed key concepts - e.g. working with exponents, simplifying equations, graphing polynomials. Then we worked on chapter 6.4, which is finding the inverse of equations through swapping x and y and then solving for y. The key to this chapter is really knowing algebraic manipulations and we thoroughly went over this. I think what the student struggles with is uncertainly - a lot of algebraic manipulations he is on the right track with, but is unsure of whether it is right or not. I think he needs more practice to build confidence in this area."
"During this session we covered transformations. We learned how to identify reflections, rotations, translations and whether they were isometric or not. We also made these different transformations given vertices and mathematical directions to change them."
"Today the student and I talked about polynomials. We covered the definition, degree/order, and classifications (monomial/binomial; linear/quadratic, etc.). Before doing practice problems we focused on two small but important aspects of polynomial arithmetic: 1) understanding what exactly a like term is, and 2) when multiplying two terms making sure to multiply all of the variable parts and all of the coefficient parts. She did well with adding polynomials and understood how to use the column method very well. She recalled FOIL and did excellently with multiplying polynomials. We did a couple of problems that involved simplifying polynomials and also solving for x. In the first example, she did all the math right and came to the correct answer, but could have saved some time by simplifying the equation a bit more logically. She caught on to my suggestion quickly and applied that to the second problem perfectly. We ended by reviewing three important binomial multiplication patterns and how to recognize them. We will do some practice problems with this on Wednesday, and then do some more problems that apply polynomial arithmetic to solving equations. This is a fun part of algebra, and with some practice I believe she will find it easier and easier!"