Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's most recent homework assignments, which were word problems using unknown variables. She seemed to understand the material once we went through it slowly. We then prepared more for the retake test. We went over percents, dividing fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions. We went through some ways to help remember how to set up the problems and some division rules. I then gave her a sheet of practice problems, one of each type of question. We then went through and answered the questions on a separate sheet, so that she can study and check her work."
"The student and I went over her math and science before both of her tests that she had on Tuesday. We made sure she knew the details thoroughly and had memorized the equations by doing a lot of practice problems."
"- The student just finished her unit on exponents and began covering logs. - We discussed the relationship between exponents and logs and converting logs to exponents to solve equations and solve for variables."
"The student did fantastic as always. We started off by breaking down word problems. I gave her the RIFED method... 1. Read the problem, 2. Identify the facts, 3. Figure out what the problem is asking, 4. Eliminate unnecessary information, and 5. Solve the problem. You may want to remind her about the RIFED method before school. She picked it up really well. We then talked about geometry and measuring angles on a protractor. I drew the angles, and had her tell me the measurement in degrees and the classification (right, obtuse, or acute). She does this very well."
"We covered a variety of fraction math problems. We did some work for the student's religion. We did some Spanish vocabulary practice, and some English vocabulary practice. He was positive and ready to work on everything. I tried to ask leading questions in religion. In Spanish, I tried to break the sentences down for him; some of it helped. In math, we did tougher material than he has done in class to give him some confidence and an understanding of the elements of the questions he does. Overall, it was good."
"We went over converting decimals into fractions and vice versa. We used coins as a learning tool. We reviewed that fractions are part of a whole and tied fractions to probability. I decided to teach the student the very basics of pre-algebra in hopes that it would help her with adding and subtracting fractions. Mainly I showed her that everything across an equals sign has balance."