Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, I continued to work with the student on her geometry homework math packet that she received in school. The problems once again focused on finding angle measures in figures with parallel lines, but introduced alternate interior and exterior angles. The student was very comfortable with the material and I was pleased to see her take the initiative to make use of the tips I gave her during our last session. To further increase her practice, I had her complete some additional challenge problems."
"Today the student worked on data analysis, angle recognition, order of operations, and two part problems. We also covered transformations on coordinate plane, and ordered pairs."
"We have been working in a book of math problems that the student's Mother got that are Singapore-style, which has been very interesting for both of us. The goal is to increase her comprehension of math ideas when they're presented couched in words, and I think that is working. We're also working on reading comprehension and grammar, both of which are going well."
"We began by going over the student's math homework and checking answers. There were only 3 or 4 problems that needed to be corrected. We then moved on to studying for two upcoming quizzes for her English class; A vocabulary quiz and a quiz over the Greek alphabet. She is very close to having both memorized. We finished up with the Denmark project. Her presentation is next week and she practiced performing her speech twice. We also prepared some notes to place on the back of the presentation to help remind her of the topics she plans to cover in the presentation."
"The student's doing so well and he's such a good-natured, diligent, funny kid. We worked on permutations and combinations again, this time with limits, and then on conversion between percentages, fractions and decimals. He occasionally gets confused on which way to move the decimal point but is otherwise solid."
"Today, we again worked on a lot of math, as well as some history. They continue to work on doing all sorts of things with polynomials, now with multiplying exponents added in. The student had some assignments he had done for class, and we went through the problems where he encountered difficulties and I guided him through the process of coming to the answer. Part of it was remembering when to multiply versus when to add, though a lot of his difficulties once again came down to remembering to distribute correctly, especially when subtracting. We also looked over his history work on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I helped him with coming to terms with some of the vocabulary used in the sentences. We ended the session doing some more math review, as I created various problems for him to work through, dealing with the aspects that had given him trouble before."
"The student has a quiz on Monday. Most of it is simplification of algebra problems, and then evaluating those problems with values. She also worked on distribution and how to distribute numbers outside of the parenthesis. We will be reviewing the same stuff and working on more problems for her quiz on Monday at our next session"
"I worked with all three students again. We did Mixed Review, so a lot was about multiplication, finding the area, finding a fraction, and deduction based on the word problem. The first student moved the fastest and with my prompting and help with deducing from the problem finished the packet in record time. The second student and I finished the packet together shortly after the first student. The third student still struggles with basic multiplication skills, but I was happy to see he has improved with his basic knowledge of fractions, and could formulate them and pick out equivalent fractions without my prompting."
"We reviewed perimeter and area. We focused on how to find the dimensions of a rectangle when you're only given the perimeter. We also talked about how to find the area of irregular figures using a grid, and how to do the same process when finding the area of a parallelogram. I left her a packet of perimeter and area questions if she needs additional practice."
"The student and I worked on multi-step algebraic equations that included fractions, and overall, he did well with them. He seems to be doing a lot better with algebra than any of the previous math concepts we've worked on. For the last 15 minutes of our session, I assisted him with his history homework, which covered topics from the late 19th century."
"Today we reviewed multiplication of fractions and converting them from a improper fraction to mixed numbers and simplifying them as well. The first student did very well with this. The second student also understood the concepts and got most correct. The first student asked several questions, which I answered. After this we will start reviewing all topics before the math test at the end of the month."
"The student completed a homework assignment that required him to learn to make probability trees and then interpret them. He was able to do them on his own."