Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In the last couple weeks we have focused mainly on essay writing and language arts. Today, we switched to math and went over some concepts involving percentages, fractions, and decimals. We also worked on word problems that incorporate some of these concepts. I made sure he had a good understanding of the material we covered today."
"Today we worked on circles. The student practiced finding the radius, diameter, circumference, and area. She did really well and enjoyed the problems. Then to switch gears we did a bit of algebraic word problems where she had to break down multi-step problems into equations and solve for multiple variables. She needed a bit of reminding on the easiest way to tackle the problems, but then she did very well. I will find some more advanced circle work for our next session."
"Went over his past and current homework, which he had some questions about. I went over with him how to calculate the equation of the tangent line for a function at a given point. I also went over with him how to work with vector fields and how to solve first order differential equations. We also talked about how he can improve his performance in tests."
"Upon arriving I was informed that the student had algebra homework to do and we spent most of the time working on that. She will be turning in a project on Woodrow Wilson soon so we watched and discussed a clip on progressive era presidents (which heavily featured Woodrow Wilson) as our final activity."
"The student had a friend over, so we leveraged the situation by bringing the friend in to join the session, per the parent's request. I asked the two young ladies to discuss their answers with one another while they practiced a range of questions in an excellent new site I found today. The two girls enjoyed the practice and found the questions. The student worked hard and was her usual high-spirited self! This was last session before her assessment on Wednesday and Thursday."
"Today we covered operations with fractions. We worked mainly with multiplying fractions. The student has a positive attitude toward learning. I showed him how to break down word problems and use problem solving strategies. I think he is starting to grasp the idea of fractions and how to illustrate them to help with solving problems."