Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed solving quadratic. Finding the vertex. Graphing inequalities. Writing in vertex form. Solving systems with quadratics by substitution."
"In our first session together, the student and I worked through the workbook she uses for school in order to review for her test tomorrow. We went through seven sections of the chapter on fractions, some of which she and her mom had already gone through. I wanted to go back through those sections and see what she remembered, so we did some practice questions from the first few sections. Then we moved on to the latter sections, which were more difficult for her because she had not practiced them before. These sections covered placing fractions on a number line, identifying what whole a fraction was part of, and adding up groups of fractions. We went through all of the practice problems and came up with a few more for practice as well. She had a few interesting ways of working on fraction problems that she had learned from school, so we used those as well as some new ones that I suggested for her. I wanted to go through the practice test at the back of her book, but she said that the test they were taking in school was this exact test so we did not. I would like to continue working on fractions with her and making sure that she does not just know how to do the problems out of the book, which she does, but that she also knows how to apply the skills to novel problems."
"Student completed her homework. Taught her how to tell time. Rounding to thousands. Division and how to check for errors. Assigned her additional homework to practice: division, multiplication, rounding."
"During the session, we specifically went over the subject of balancing equations through the use of addition and subtraction since student will be tested on that later this week. During the session, the student was focused and very cooperative. Although she has a good understanding of addition and subtraction, she was unsure of when to use addition or subtraction in order to balance an equation. A strategy used during this session was to have her balance many equations through use of addition during the first part of the session, and then have her balance many equations through use of subtraction during the last part of the session, in order to give her more practice, structure, and familiarity. This method seemed to work and cause less confusion, unlike randomly giving her equations to balance. We will continue to work on this."
"Today was our first session. The student had a study guide for an upcoming test next week, so we reviewed and completed the study guide. The concepts covered included factoring, square roots, simplifying equations and using the quadratic formula. She was focused and did well this evening."
"I reviewed the homework assignment with the student. She struggled in class to understand how to solve for the average for the word problems, especially when the average was given and she instead had to determine the missing amount. Since that involved multi-step equations, I went back and reviewed some examples to refresh her memory. I left her with the solved equations to go over since I plan on doing more during the next session. She currently has a "B" in the subject."