Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I gave the student a Math placement test, and we worked through all areas that he struggled with. We then took a look at his homework and worked through that. He had a vocabulary test and review sheets to work through."
"The student did not have any sort of homework today. We went through a 4th grade study book instead. We blew through the first few chapters that he knew how to do. We just did one problem from each section. Then we landed on fractions. I introduced adding and multiplying fractions. And I also taught him how to turn a fraction into a decimal, and a decimal into a fraction."
"This session was spent working through more word problems, usually calculating the mL/hr. of a particular IV drip. As I keep saying, the student continues to gain confidence and is able to do most of the mL/hr. problems with no assistance. What we ran into this session, however, was a set of questions working backwards. Once we were able to piece it together via dimensional analysis, it got easier for the student. She also came to this session saying she had only missed a few problems on her last exam, and they had been rounding errors. This pointed to inconsistency on the professor's part, so we'll see how things go; her math was solid."
"The first thing that the student told me was that she had a math test the next day. From the work that we had covered so far, I was confident that she knew her material. We went over some sample problems her teacher had assigned and worked through them. She expressed confidence that she will do well on her test."
"As part of the student's Lesson 20 review, she received a take-home packet to complete which included different math questions for calculating the area of specific shapes within other geometric figures. Some of these included circles within circles, semi circles within circles, circles within squares, triangles within rectangles, etc. We completed the majority of the packet during the tutoring session, serving as a good review of many the lessons concepts."
"- The student and I worked on complex fractions, rules of exponents and manipulations functions in order to find roots. - The student felt comfortable with most of the material. We went over simplifying complex fractions in detail before his quiz."
"Today the student and I went over her last math test. She received a 66% on the test which was below what I know she was capable of. In our prior sessions she demonstrated a good knowledge of the subject she was tested on. However her test score reflected a lot of mistakes that we could have covered in a study session had I known there was a test coming up. I will continue to work on math with her."
"The student and I finished up his large take-home packet, and he made a good start on his Summer Review Packet. He should be able to fly through most of the second packet, as he showed great aptitude for basic algebra skills, mental math, and graphic conversions. He could recall specific parts of instruction from his classes that allowed him to complete the puzzle in his head of how to proceed on challenging questions. He should continue to finish up his Summer Reading Packet, as he knows just about everything in it."
"The student had a homework sheet covering solving and graphing inequalities. We worked on the step by step process in order to get the variable on one side. We discussed that if you multiply or divide by a negative number the equality sign reverses. I left him with 6 examples that we worked together for him to refer to."
"The student and I went over the factoring sheet I assigned him for homework, began review for the exam, and finished the lesson by reviewing materials for his midterm. When I remind him of the materials we went over, he does the problems quickly and correctly. I will be leaving him more "steps" on how to approach different problems/directions for the future. For the exam material, he knows how to approach and solve many of the problems. We will be focusing on solving word problems and going through them step by step. For his assignment, I left him the exam booklet and asked him to read through the sections describing how to approach the questions and helpful tips. I also left him a worksheet on solving equations."
"Today we reviewed equality fractions. The student was able to grasp the concept and fix her own mistakes on her homework when she re-looked at the problem. We then moved on to word problems where she had to decide if she needed to multiply or divide. She needed help with this, so we broke down each question. It came clear that she has no idea how to divide or what division means. When trying to teach her a division problem, it also came to light that she does not know the difference between odd or even numbers. We then took the rest of the session going over what odd and even numbers are and I taught her how to tell if a big (two digit or more) number was odd or even. She really struggled with this concept and it needs to be reviewed with her again. I left her with some worksheets to complete."
"Permutations and combinations were done today, and we also went through most of a practice test dealing with those topics and the binomial theorem."