Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed assigned problems from last session about graphing inequalities, and input/output relationship of functions. We went over a new technique and that seemed to be a lot easier for her. Finished with graphing lines and finding the relation between x and y from a graph."
"The student and I continued to go through her packet today and had a great time. She's really caught on to particular math functions, as well as the way she learns. Part of our tutoring sessions have included the student learning the patterns and behaviors which make her learn faster. We also started to work on understanding how to break up a dollar and how that translates into cents and fractions."
"We went through the different convergence theorems for infinite series. I am helping her prepare for her final Calculus 2 exam. In the next sessions we will cover Taylor series and other general Calculus 2 topics. The student is progressing well with the sessions."
"We will work on multiplication and division tables tomorrow and Thursday, and then I will introduce and reinforce multiplying and dividing using decimals. I showed him how to do short division (without "dropdowns") with one divisor and he got it very quickly and happily."
"The student needs practice with different areas of 3rd grade math. Since this was our first session, we did several different worksheets covering different math areas. We worked on multiplication, division, subtraction, and fractions. She is challenged the most with division so we will continue to work on that. She will have her new 4th grade textbook for her next session so we will begin to work on that."
"Today we covered random sampling and how to choose a random sample. The student understood most of the material and I helped to explain the concepts that she did not grasp right away. I didn't leave any practice as this was our last session."
"We did an overview to see his strengths and weaknesses from what he has already reviewed. He seemed weak in least common factors and simplifying fractions, but after doing a couple of problems, he started to get the hang of it and became comfortable doing them on his own and was much quicker. He knows mixed and improper fractions pretty well. I assigned him to do more practice on what was covered from the online website provided by his math teacher."
"We covered multiplication, estimation, long division, and word problems. The student struggled with word problems, but after boiling them to equations he seemed to understand them a bit better. He also struggled with some long division, but he began to catch on after doing a few examples. I left him with about 20 questions to do for the next session that we meet."
"We reviewed the homework problem from the last session. He did great with showing his work. We went over linear equations and how to find points of a line using a given equation, graphing, and checking by calculating a 3rd point. We did practice problems from the textbook. For homework, I gave him a few more problems from the elimination worksheet, homework problems from the textbook, and a finding the slope worksheet."
"The session today was fantastic. We finished up factoring and the student seems to have a great grasp on that now. We continued working on properties of radicals and he seems to understand how to simplify them well. We'll continue working on that tomorrow. In the last 10 minutes, we started working with the quadratic formula. The bulk of tomorrow's session will be focused on that. For homework, I left a handful of radical simplification problems to reinforce what we covered tonight."
"Today we covered the student's practice test, going over the written problems instead of the multiple choice this time. He wants more help with the equations and needs to memorize these. These include how to factor, midpoint equations, and distance equations. He also needs to memorize the equation for volume of a sphere."
"We discussed probability, and calculating various components of percentages from a math review packet provided by the student's school. I also showed her various calculation techniques for when she doesn't have a calculator available."