Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for his math test the following day. We spent the majority of the time going over his most recent quiz and fixing it so that he could have practice before the test. We reviewed the vocabulary of ordered pair, ordered triple, and a system of equations. We worked on graphing word problems of inequalities, graphing two given inequalities to find the solutions, and solving a system of equations with 3 variables."
"The student and I covered issues related to the difference between populations and samples and why it is important to distinguish between the two. We also covered the difference between standard deviation (SD) and standard error of the mean (SEM). We worked out some of her homework exercises and ended by briefly touching on confidence intervals. She seems to be learning the underlying concepts very well."
"I worked with the student on pronouncing long numbers and writing them in expanded and word form. We also worked on double and triple digit multiplication. I worked with her on summary writing and long addition. She has mastered long addition and we plan on starting concepts of algebra the next time we meet."
"Today, the student and I worked on his math homework. He is no longer having difficulty with the concept of improper fractions and the concept of the relation between the decimal form vs the fraction form of a number. We also studied for his science test on Tuesday. He is studying genetics and the relation between phenotype and genotype."
"The student had finished her homework I left with her last week. She worked on a timed test on the 5x tables and finished in 2 min. Great job! Her work on elapsed time is improving steadily."
"We continued working with quadratic inequalities tonight. The problems take a long time, but she's been working through them really well."
"We started a sample math placement exam so I could gauge her skills. We worked several algebra problems together and I left her with a few links to practice tests so she can continue refreshing herself. Her algebra mechanics skills are good; next time we will practice more word problems and venture into trig/pre-calculus."
"Today we went over the student's homework for the week which covered chain rule and product rule for logarithmic functions and trig functions. I suggested to the student to take one additional step and write down at least the initial function components and derivatives so it is easier to plug and chug at the end. We also reviewed her past exam which she got in the 70's on the first attempt. Great improvement from the past exams."
"The student and I worked mostly on a big math project that he has due on Monday. It involved finding the linear regression equation for the cost of spaces on a standard monopoly board. We used that data to determine several different things about the game, then we projected this data out and figured out what a monopoly board that had 6 sides could look like. It was a pretty fun project, and he did very well! He grasped all the concepts involved pretty easily."
"During this session I introduced the student to addition and subtraction of positive and negative integers. After learning the "rules" we worked through problems. He was very excited to learn a new topic and caught on quickly!"
"We covered solving one and two step equations. Simplifying expressions using the distributive property and combining like terms. The student has an 87 average in 7th grade math on his progress report. He is completing assignments to maintain his awesome progress. His average indicates that he is doing very well so far academically in 7th grade math."
"We reviewed several concepts from introductory pre-calculus: function composition, transformations, percent differences, domain, range, etc. The student's struggles with understanding the nuances of various concepts; we will see how things look and review the material next week."