Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on applying the quadratic formula, rationalizing denominators (including with the conjugate), and imaginary numbers. The student understood well, but had some trouble with imaginary numbers. I left him with some practice problems and we will review it again next time."
"The student had a great session. We practiced reviewing multiplication facts from 2-11. He is becoming much faster with his facts but needs to continue to work on his 8's and 9's facts. We discussed prime numbers and how to use them to simplify fractions by breaking larger numbers into their prime number sentences and eliminating common factors."
"I continued to work on using the GCF to simplify fractions with the student. We began with some multiplication practice, worked on finding GCF, and simplifying fractions. I left him with some practice problems and we will continue work on this next week."
"Today, the student and I reviewed his last test. He seemed to understand most of what he missed. It seems that he is okay once someone helps him start the problem, but he can't make that first step on his own just yet. A lot of the problems on the test where new to him, in the sense that his teacher was testing the knowledge she had taught in ways that were different than homework problems and practice test problems. This makes me think that there is a slight disconnect in his learning. He understands a problem if he has seen it before, but doesn't understand it if it is applying the same knowledge in a new way. The way I hope to fix this problem is by giving him additional practice problems that tests the concepts in these 'new' ways. He seemed to agree that this would be a good idea. By giving him a variety of practice question types, he will not only be versed in more problem types but he will be able to apply his knowledge to new test problems more easily. I gave him a few problems, during our session, that were further testing the knowledge he missed on the test and I will continue this approach in future sessions."
"First we she her homework, which was practice calculating the area of parallelograms and triangles, as well as finding least common multiples and greatest common factors. Then we reviewed for a quiz. We did a lot of practice problems with percentages, multiplying decimals, multiplying fractions, and doing these things to figure out word problems involving fractions, percentages, and discounts."
"The student and I covered fractions, rates, ratios and percents. We worked on converting fractions to decimals and vice versa. At the end of the session she was comfortable with these topics and was easily working through the various problems in the math workbook that I provided."