Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Review of sine and cosine rules and area of triangles with respect to test questions - included angle triangle problems, bearing problems and substitution problems. Reviewed trigonometric identities and derivation of solutions to word problems."
"Today we focused on catching up on some work that the student has missed due to being sick the week before. She was given a work packet with a new lesson from that week as well as work to correct. So we spent the session working on that."
"The student and I started with Geometry today. They went over the material in class, and after we did a lot of practice problems I could tell she was really getting the hang of it, and I think she feels a lot more comfortable with the material now. She is doing great and we will continue to work on any other concepts she has questions on next week."
"The student was very engaging and fun to work with! I started by giving her basic math problems to get a baseline of where her current skills and struggles are. She was able to add and subtract single-digit problems without any difficulty. When I presented her with a double-digit addition problem that required regrouping, she did not carry the one. Similarly, she did not know how to borrow when completing a subtraction problem that required regrouping. She knows how to skip count by 2, 5 and 10. She is able to complete multiplication problems that are by 2, 5 or 10, because she understands the relationship between skip counting and multiplication. She said that she is working on fractions in class, so I drew some pictures of fractions to see if she could identify them. After help with the first drawing, she was able to complete the next few with minimal assistance. I spoke with her dad, and he said he will send me an outline of what she is currently learning, where she struggles and expectations for learning."
"The student's class began their look into polygons and their properties. Their focus in the first few sections were placed mainly on triangles and quadrilaterals. The student and I reviewed these concepts and their important labels for the duration of this session. He understands the concepts themselves, but has some trouble explaining his reasoning and can't always come up with the proper language to label shapes. This ability will come with practice and his book is moving in a direction that will continue to review this information the farther that he moves along; we will also spend time reviewing past chapter sections to make sure he is keeping up with the language because there are certainly a lot of different labels that can make geometry seem more confusing than it really is."
"We went over the next two sections of her plan. They were very easy for her and she didn't have problems. We will work on reading the test questions clearly, a few times, to avoid the confusion, causing her to make mistakes."