Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I worked with the student on his review guide for his quiz. We went over the questions he already did, then finished the rest on the review sheet. After I printed up two worksheets for some extra practice. The student also had homework over mean absolute deviation, we spend the rest of the time completing his assignment."
"The session focused on multiplying, dividing, and simplifying polynomials. By the end of the lesson the student understood the concepts and was able to move through them at a good rate. The student stated he felt comfortable with the material for his weekly test and showed he learned the concepts through some additional problems."
"The student and I completed a review of limits and derivatives to complete the assignments and study for an upcoming quest. She was grasping the concepts very well."
"We worked on simplifying complex numbers, operations with complex numbers, finding undefined values for rational expressions, and simplifying rational expressions. The student did well with the material and picks things up easily. I left him with practice for all topics."
"The student and I switched to some math problems. We did a lot of algebra work and I helped her with order of operations and combining like terms and simplifying equations. The student seems to have some trouble with negative numbers, adding and subtracting things to and from them. I tried to help her visualize a number line with zero in the center. We finished the day by working on problems with exponents. She took to that easily and will finish the packet on her own."
"We covered a lot of material today: 1) Improper fractions and mixed numbers. I introduced each and taught her how to find the improper fraction when given a mixed number. After 4 or 5 examples, she caught on and could do it on her own. Going in the other direction was a bit more of a challenge. 2) Addition fractions with common denominators. She's done this before, but we practiced anyway, and then converted all improper fractions to mixed numbers! 3) Math textbook: We worked 6 or 7 problems. Some came easier than others. The problems with multiple steps presented a challenge, so we talked about strategies (reading until you get enough information, writing it down or drawing it, then moving to the next piece of information). 4) Test problems from a standardized test we began last week. This included some questions on triangles, so we learned perimeter and deductive reasoning (finding the length of the third side when given the sum of the other two sides). 5) Order of operations 6) We had a few minutes to work on multiplication. We focused mostly on the nine times table. Homework: Rewrite the 9 times table five times to aid memory. We plan to meet same time next week."