Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we practiced some algebraic translation, and we saw graphing equations and solved some equations as well."
"During today's session, I helped the student with his math homework. The assignment consisted of seven word problems. The problems all involved division. Overall, he did well; most of his difficulty with the assignment was the result of him not fully knowing his multiplication facts. His attitude was very pleasant and he worked hard for the duration of the session. During this session, I wrote the steps for division out on a sheet of paper. Additionally, I had him write the multiples of each divisor prior to working to solve the problem. I left four 3 minute math drill multiplication worksheets at the conclusion of the last session for him to complete. I encouraged him to complete the worksheets before our next session."
"The student and I went over material that was going to be covered on an exam this week. The topics were interpreting scatter plots, writing quadratic equations in graphing form, and recognizing shifts in parabolas. He has shown some progress in the class, and he has worked much harder to do well. He left the session a little more confident and is hoping to score very well on the upcoming test. He does have exams on a weekly basis, which means he will more than likely need another session next week."
"The student and I went over his homework assignment on factoring, then went over some extra problems I assigned him on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. We then played some online games to reinforce his knowledge of the multiplication tables. I left him with some additional problems to work on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. I encouraged him to continue to focus on his multiplication tables and to make sure he memorizes them. We'll continue to work on it in future sessions."
"We covered: derivations and using derivatives to find the slope of a tangent line., the chain rule, the product rule, trig identities, trig derivatives, and finding the derivative at a certain x value. The student should continue to work on memorizing the unit circle, trig identities, and trig derivatives. Also, she should continue to do practice problems so that she won't make arithmetic errors on tests."
"Student 1: We reviewed the words from previous sessions and continued reading his Cam Jansen book. He had read some of the book on his own and had circled some words that were difficult for him! I hope that he continues this process. He is improving with recognizing small words while reading, and is confusing "to," "and," "at," etc. less frequently. Student 2: He and I continued working on his times tables, playing memorization games and using flashcards. We then began working on mental math, trying to do small calculations in his head instead of writing them down, which will help with keeping up in class and critical thinking. Finally, we reviewed multiplying fractions."