Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on Geometry. He did quite well. We just need to practice incorporating Algebra principles into Geometry ones. He is always a joy to work with."
"We went over power and Ohm's law formulas. The student did not have any trouble using the formulas in the problems she had. She wasn't sure what would be on her test next Monday, but she thought it might also have something related to the right hand rule and magnetic induction, so I told her about those ideas and the magnetic force formula. I think she is fine with the material we went over."
"The student completed the poetry unit. He read more poems and he did exceptionally well on several check tests. He started his unit evaluation. He ended the session by completing three worksheets from his ESL class."
"The student and I began the session by going over her unit 1 exam. She did pretty well, but made a few small errors. I learned that she needed a little extra rote practice to truly ingrain some of the subtleties. She wrote the problems she got incorrect into her notebook and explained how to properly solve them. Then we moved on to new material, prime factorization and greatest common factor. She already knew about GCF and had done well on it previously, but we extended this understanding to include monomials. We used prime factorization to find the GCF of constants and monomials. Science was a foundation lesson on fossilization and the different types. We created models of mineral replacement, cast, and organism preserving fossils. We will check back for results on Friday. Then we worked on a webquest to understand the geology behind fossilization."
"The student needed help with some difficult math today. He had developed sophisticated methods of finding the answers for some of the problems, but simple arithmetic errors led him to some incorrect answers. I helped him correct his mistakes and develop methods for finding answers to problems that he was stuck on. He seems to be increasingly aware that most of the mistakes he makes are simple calculation errors. I intend to do more to help him make fewer simple mistakes."
"We spent the first 40 minutes completing 7th grade math word problems involving graphs, multiplication, and division. We then spent 15 minutes doing 6th grade vocabulary by reviewing a paragraph and putting in the missing adjectives. Every time we came across a word he was not sure about, we looked the definition up and I reviewed the pronunciation of the word with him. We spent the last 5 minutes reviewing. He is a great student who enjoys learning about new concepts. He likes using a sticker and point system to track how many pages we complete in a session and the amount of word problems he completes correctly."