Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered multiplication and addition. I showed her the patterns of multiplication when multiplying by the same number. I gave her a sheet showing her how to add."
"I saw the student's syllabus. We worked on problems from his homework packet. He seemed to have a solid understanding of what he was doing, but just needed additional help on a few of the more complex word problems in the packet. We worked on problems that utilized ratios and creating equations to solve questions containing several variables. I may be able to see two test grades during the next session."
"Today we reviewed the unit circle and spent most of the session working on graphs of trig functions. We began by graphing each function separately and going through how it relates to the unit circle. We then worked through some transformations of the trig function graphs."
"During our session, the student and I completed the remainder of a review sheet for a quiz that she has in class this week on Friday. The review sheet covered problems regarding how to solve various geometric figures for surface area and volume, as well as how to draw a net for each figure. She did very well in today's session. We will meet again next Wednesday."
"The student scored a 97 on her last biology exam! She also has an A+ average in math. Overall, she is doing well and it is our goal to help her continue to soar this semester. This session we built upon last week's solving for variables concept and reviewed solving for inequalities. The student was far more confident this time with variable fractions. She completed those problems with almost no assistance from me. She needed a little more assistance with remembering which way the arrow goes when plotting the points. So we worked a few problems out then tested numbers from the number line to prove the solutions we found. After completing the assigned homework we played a few online games for graphing inequalities. after a couple of rounds, the student really got the hang of it and was able to earn a "bronze badge" for completing the most difficult level without using any cheats (hints on how to solve offered by the game)."
"The student had some homework to do that involved solving radical equations. She needed a quick reminder on how to do the problems but was then able to do all of the problems by herself quickly and effortlessly."
"We worked on the student's homework which focused on subtracting fractions and word problems. When subtracting fractions, we had to work on converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions as well as finding common denominators. Student caught on quickly."
"Today we talked about how to interpret measures of variation as they related to the example in the student's homework. She was able to articulate why understanding variation would be important to a manufacturing company. Then we calculated a standard deviation by hand on a problem sheet. There were other standard deviation examples that she will do on her own. Finally, I assigned a website about probability for her to read by tomorrow when we meet again."
"The student and I continued to work on solving pre-algebra equations. Her homework today was less complex than her previous assignment. She did most of the work. I was there to correct her and guide her in finding her own errors. The student had the most trouble with adding positive and negative numbers together. One strategy we worked on was going back and checking solutions for x."
"I discussed our progress and the student's strength and weaknesses in detail after this session with his mother. This time the student had extra homework so we went the full hour. His homework consisted of long division with remainders and interpreting the remainders to find the appropriate answer. The student is very capable and feels confident with long division. What he still needs to work on is memorizing his multiplication facts. Starting next session we are going to spend a minimum of 5 minutes practicing flashcards. I also suggested he do this every day even when we do not meet in order to be successful."
"Today we worked on polynomial long division, and synthetic long division. The student had some trouble with it at first, but once we worked through a couple of problems she really picked it up. I've started to notice that the student, for lack of a better term, works slow and methodical. This is totally fine, but sometimes her obsession with how neat her handwriting looks can distract her from actually learning the process. With that being said, neat handwriting is better than messy handwriting. She was much more focused today in general, and worked hard to stay off her phone and finish out the homework assignment."
"The student and I discussed her previous test and went over the material that was on the exam. We mostly went over the difference between permutations and combinations and we also discussed polynomial functions, their zeros and their end behavior"