Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Since our last session, the student's class started the topic of inequalities in one variable. She expressed a lack of confidence in her skills and understanding of this topic so far. We completed her homework assignment, which she did flawlessly. Then we went back to review assignments that she had completed but had questions about. We set up some word problem questions by breaking them down into smaller parts before solving. She seemed to appreciate this gradual approach. I emphasized that if she is ever confused she can always think of numbers that work. We finished up by looking ahead to absolute value with inequalities. We reviewed absolute value briefly before applying it to inequalities. I hope she gets a chance to continue practicing these concepts."
"Today I met with two students. The first student and I reviewed his most current math notes on ratios, which he understood very well. We spent the rest of his session reading aloud from his Matt Christopher book "Football Fugitive." While he was reading, I would stop him periodically to review content from the book. After doing this a few times, he began to focus on what he was reading and even began asking me questions about the book. Next week, we will continue working on reading comprehension. The other student and I spent the majority of our session tackling his math homework sheets. We covered both exponential rates and geometric and arithmetic sequences. He seemed to understand most of the material, but he needs to work on writing out his answers clearly and carefully reading the question so he gives the correct answer."
"The student is an absolute joy. We played games to learn multiplication tables and are currently working on fractions. He's very diligent and likes to work through problems to solve them."
"We covered equations and inequalities systems. The student seems to be struggling with conceptualizing word problems. He needs to more practice to solve problems more efficiently. I gave him a little extra practice problems judging from his progress on his homework. If requested, I'd be happy to design more problem sets tailored to his needs in the future."
"We worked on identifying Quadrilaterals. The student is unsure of the properties. It seems he might be guessing at points. He needs to memorize the properties and recognize them instantly. We tried using practical examples, but he still was a bit lost. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We covered material from the previous week. Specifically, we covered more challenging transformations of graphs - especially rotations and doing rotations from memorization of the rules rather than following a chart. We had a little extra time so I taught her some new material from her textbook involving quadratic functions and what they mean, and how to recognize/transform quadratic functions."