Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over cross multiplication of rational equations. This led to implying the same concept to triangle segmentation. We did lots of practice and he learned new ways to solve the same problems. We also went over Pythagorean theorem which was relatively easy for him. He is the best student I have worked with so far. He is a very bright young man. He is way ahead of most of his peers. Most fascinating thing is that he picks up patterns very easily and pays attention to detail. He knows when he makes mistakes and never hesitates to correct himself."
"The student got an 83 on her test last week. This is much improved from her previous scores. Today we covered radius/apothem and finding the area of regular polygons. She had some problems with angle bisectors, but was able to correctly apply the A=1/2aP equation. We also covered how to derive interior angles of polygons."
"We worked through a physics and algebra 2 worksheet. For physics, we covered the law of refraction and how to find the angle at which light refracts through different mediums. For algebra 2, we worked on laws of exponents. Student did some extra practice solving equations using 6 different laws of exponents."
"The student and I spent half of the session on math and the other half of the session on reading. He worked through his packet with a mix of concepts and skills. We reviewed how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers while adding and subtracting mixed numbers with like fractions. He also worked on comparing decimals and distinguishing between capacity vs. weight units of measurement. We then transitioned to working on a reading passage ("Americans in Texas") and answering comprehension questions. I encouraged the student to use the test strategies that we discussed for the state exam, which he did remember. I also advised the student to use the passage headers to help him find information when referring back to the passage. The student was cooperative and asked questions when he needed clarification."
"We worked through math benchmark concepts for her grade, including operations with negative numbers, decimals, two ways to convert between decimals and fractions, perfect squares and square roots, perimeter, area, and volume concepts. For the last part of the session, the student read a book of historical fiction out loud."
"The student and I went over his homework assignment covering multi-step division and multiplication problems. This assignment was more difficult than any other homework he has had. We reinforced being patient and writing down all details and steps to solve the problems. I left with all the steps to problems he had the most difficulty with to review more on his own."