Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on simplifying rational expressions. The student tends to mix up positive and negative signs when factoring but I think practice will correct that. I look forward to working with her in the future."
"The student and I discussed the sections in her book on partial fraction decomposition and arc length. She has no problem with the calculus in the problems, but rather needed clarification on the derivations and motivations for the concepts themselves. She has her final later this week which we plan on reviewing for on Tuesday."
"I spent the duration of the session working with the student on a review problems in anticipation of her test on Friday. We went over solving for a variable working with both equations and inequalities. We also discussed the difference between working with equations and inequalities and how it impacts the number of solutions to a problem. Initially she struggled a bit with determining the correct inequality to use to solve a word problem (i.e. determining less than or greater than and what the variables should represent), but we discussed how to break down the problem to see what information is being given and what we are being asked to solve. We also reviewed identifying terms in an expression, which the student had initially had some trouble with but was much more comfortable with once we worked through some examples."
"The student did a great job today! He had taken a quiz earlier in the week, and we were able to identify problems he did wrong and correct them. We also mastered a new concept that required self-teaching, so both of us are feeling quite smug."
"We covered linking verbs, action verbs, being verbs, vocabulary with emphasis on inferences, and writing via proofreading a fable, as well as ordering rational numbers. The student did a great job with all of the concepts covered. He is showing great progress with learning 6th mathematics concepts for next year. His critical reading skills facilitate his comprehension of these concepts, also. He was a studious scholar during today's session. He was very productive too."
"The student is going to have a quiz on fraction addition and subtraction. We did review on fraction addition and subtraction. I also added mixed numbers (integer and fraction) on addition and subtraction. We reviewed decimals to fractions conversion and how to convert a decimal number into a fraction. We also did word problems on fraction addition and subtraction."