Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with both students today. Student 1 did a bit of biology and finished with math. Bio involved cell membrane and active transport. In Spanish, we kept working on verbs and when to use ser and estar. Lastly I worked with Student 2 on physics, mainly circuits which involve 1/3rd of the exam. He knows how to solve questions for circuits in variety of ways."
"The student continues to show improvement. I brought in several pages of fact families and she was able to breeze right through them. I also brought a page of subtraction problems with numbers up to 18 minus numbers up to 9. She will continue to benefit from repeated practice with sight problems."
"We reviewed multiple sections of past material. The student already had a general understanding of most main concepts but had some questions on specific applications. We went over each example in detail until he had a concrete understanding and then we went over practice problems to apply what we reviewed. We then reviewed all of his graded work to make sure he remembered all the techniques used to obtain his answers. He finished the session feeling ready and confident about the test."
"-Decomposing fractions with pictures and numbers. -Finding equivalent fractions with pictures and numbers. -Finding the fractional part of a given whole (1/3 of 99)."
"We covered equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting whole numbers with fractions, and long division. The student showed me a few problems that she gotten incorrect on a recent quiz and was still having trouble understanding. These involved solving for equivalent fractions where the denominators were not easily multiplied or divided into one another. After teaching her how to simplify the fraction so that it would easily divide or multiply into the other fraction, she felt really confident solving these problems and kept wanting me to come up with harder practice problems to challenge her. I also spent some time showing her how to look at fractions in a more concrete way by drawing a pizza, and shading in the number of pieces. She was able to see that 1/2 of a pizza was the same thing as 2/4 or 3/6 or 4/8. I think this helped her understand the whole concept of equivalent fractions better. Her basic math skills (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) are VERY strong. She became confident with long division and wanted me to come up with extra challenging problems for her. She expressed concern that her classmates finish earlier than she does and she is always the last to turn her work in. We talked about how as long as she manages her time properly and is able to finish her work before the class is over, she should not worry about how quickly her classmates are turning their work in. I told her to focus on the quiz and ignore what is happening around her, and that it is a good thing to be careful and take full advantage of the time she is given to complete it - that is the smart thing to do."
"I taught the student how to find area of triangles and how finding areas of objects relates to real world experiences."