Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a great day working on multi-step math problems. We added and subtracted fractions and then as a challenge started moving towards fractions with unlike denominators. The student's enthusiasm made it fun and we made great progress. I left her with two problems that were about 3 steps each for practice and I anticipate them being completed without a problem."
"During this session we did a final review before the student's quiz on Thursday. We largely worked out two AP style essay problems related to paired t-tests. These problems have about 16 to 18 points that need to be covered in detail to get full credit, so we walked through one and he did the second one by himself. It went relatively well. These problems had to do specifically with confidence intervals and the t statistic. Along with the work we did on Monday, he should be good to go for his quiz."
"We discussed progress in Math and studied the Pythagorean Theorem. We completed homework assignments for the rest of the week related to the Theorem, including determining if a triangle is a right triangle and finding the lengths of the missing side of a right triangle. We also studied squares, perfect squares, and square roots, and finished the problems by computing square roots, both with a calculator and by completing factor trees and factor tables."
"I met with the student to review over how to solve equations, particularly those with absolute values. She has the concept but gets a little mixed up when the equation has fractions. We also discussed some chemistry; significant figures. Then we reviewed some things for her test/ quiz. Most of her questions centered around "and" and "or" statements for inequalities. Absolute values that have fractions still are a bit difficult for her. We did a few but she will need to be very careful when working through those type of problems. We discussed chemistry briefly as well. She did well on her most recent quiz and her errors were not in understanding the concepts. Her mistakes were from not putting the correct number in the calculator or not including the appropriate units."
"Today we compared and ordered benchmark fractions and fractions with different denominators. We used pictorial models, numbers lines, and the butterfly strategy to compare and order fractions. We continued our multiplication drills using note cards. As second week fourth grade students, the girls are way ahead of other students on their level. They continue to remain positive and enjoy learning math."
"The student had algebra homework that he worked on. The homework consisted of real world examples, graphs, and mapping diagrams regarding functions. He had trouble determining how to obtain domain and rage of a plotted graph. After he finished I decided to work a little longer on that. He did a couple of exercises but he still needs to spend more time with the topic."