Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued working on double integrals in both rectangular and part coordinates. The only really difficult part is in defining the domains of integration. Since problems can be done in many ways at this point, I tried to show how to find the easiest in each case."
"Student and I meet today to go over chapter nine. It was a pretty difficult chapter, but we went over the concepts and did practice problems. If she reviews the material, she should not have any problem with it. She told me today that her test is coming up on Tuesday. We will meet again on Monday to go over the rest of the material. The session will be as long as needed."
"Student completed her math homework in preparation for a test tomorrow. The homework involved solving for a variable when it appears on both sides of the equation. She understands the process of isolating the variable but has some confusion when decimals and fractions are involved. We discussed some ways to help with this, including getting rid of the fraction as your first step by multiplying. Her grades are improving. She is double checking her work in order to avoid simple errors."
"We used multistep problem solving cards that I purchased. I also purchased a STEM notebook to help with processing through each problem visually. We worked together and talked through the problem using a top-down process and then reviewed the explanation on the back of each card. After he verified each question's answer, he noted his success by checking the 'Yes' (which denotes that the project worked) box at the bottom of each page in the STEM spiral."
"The student was continuing to work on constructions in math class. I also had her do more two-digit by two-digit multiplication. She is good at looking for ways to reduce or simplify problems where she can. This is helpful and will be even more useful with division."
"Using little toys, the student and I played a game that showed how the number line (numbers plotted on a line moving to the right, positive numbers) relates to 1+2, 1+3 through 1+9. And also how 2+1, 3+1 and 9+1 are the same as 1+2, 1+3, 1+9, etc. We created a store game in which she grouped singles into tens to "purchase" certain toys. She had great pattern recognition and use of symbols. She also read Remkiewicz' "Piggy and Dad" aloud."