Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed the last part of the math assessment. He did well with number facts and operations, solving problems involving time and reading graphs and interpreting data. We went over the problems which involved fractions as numbers or geometric measurement, understanding area and perimeter. Today I began taught the student using the understanding of multiplication to solve problem and the beginning concepts of fractions. He did well."
"We did a comprehensive review of the topics that will be included on the student's unit exam tomorrow. Essentially we reviewed the topics we have been doing for the past few weeks, and I created a quiz for her at the end."
"Reviewed a section to help prepare student for upcoming test. Focused on Integration by parts. Did several example problems from review sheet given by her teacher. We went over how to keep track of negative signs while solving the problems, and she stuck with it and felt more comfortable with the material."
"Tonight, the student had 4 pages of math homework to complete. We started with comparing (using comparison symbols) weights of different units (ounces vs. pounds, pounds vs. tons). Then, we worked on actually converting between different units. He needed a little bit of extra practice when it came to multiplying 2x2 digit and 2x3 digit numbers, so we reviewed that a couple of times. Some of the questions also involved multiplication of decimals, which he said he never learned before, so I taught him how to write his answer with decimals. By the end of the session, he still had to complete a few more problems on his own (he said 2 or 3 more)."
"We covered weather fronts and prime numbers during our session. The student did really well today and came prepared. We were able to finish 2 assignments."
"The student needed help with the rough draft of her "City Project," in which she applies all the recent learning from Math class (lines, angles, parallel, perpendicular, polygons) to make a small map. Examples of a task include, "Draw three parallel streets and a boulevard that is perpendicular to those streets." We also continued working on elapsed time. The student asked to review rounding of decimals. She is a capable student but she has a tendency to want to finish problems too quickly. This is a pattern I've picked up on so I'm methodically getting her to slow down by asking lots of questions regarding approach and setup and not accepting any answers that are getting her thinking ahead of where it should be."