Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student went over his recent tests with me, and we reviewed geometry terms for a short while--pushing to be as specific as possible. From here we worked through some common core standards: operations, area, volume, and writing expressions. The student excelled with most of these--many of which he was very resistant to even a month ago. Overall I'm impressed with his progress."
"I spent the first 50 minutes with Student 1 covering division. I noticed that she seemed to make a lot of progress during the lesson. I had no concerns. I spent the last 40 minutes with Student 2 while he worked on his math take-home test. I have no concerns from this session."
"The student and I studied for his math test. We went through the book and I gave him specific questions. The test is on graphs and statistics. I gave him extra practice on making bar graphs. I left him with extra work on probability."
"Began "comparing decimals." The student seems to understand the material quite well, although I think his understanding of decimals as a concept, what they mean and represent, should be reinforced."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed for her retest. Overall, she had made a number of simple errors on her test, as well as some errors from misreading or misunderstanding given information. We went through the entire test, as well as some supplementary questions from the review packet, her workbook, and ones that I made up. In solving these questions, we made sure to use a number of different strategies, so she could better understand her options when approaching new problems. This did seem to help, because she was actually making connections between different-looking problems based on similar concepts. We also worked on vocabulary that would be crucial for setting up problems correctly (e.g. knowing the difference between a discount and a sale price, knowing how to find sale price given a certain discount, etc.). According to her teacher, the retest showed a big improvement, so we will go over it in our next session and analyze what worked."
"Today I brought a practice state exam in math for the student. We worked through it together and she did a good job. She still has to watch for simple errors (adding instead of multiplying, positive and negative signs, etc.), but she worked quite strongly throughout the whole exam."
"We first finished her math homework in her workbook. This was working on the concept of perimeter, and she did just fine. We then continued on working on areas that her teacher at school said she needed to work on. We covered problems from the common core standards 3.0A.9,and 3.0A.A3. I also gave her a math workbook to practice her math facts with while on her school break."
"We covered addition and subtraction of polynomials, basic definition of polynomials, monomials, properties and laws today. The student learned how to find the degree of a polynomial, and did practice problems involving them. He stated he is doing better in his Math class."
"The session started with the student completing an addition and subtraction drill. He was able to complete some of the number expressions within the allotted time. His accuracy improved and I noticed that he was more focused than last session. His accuracy has improved! Afterwards, we worked together on phonics homework that required him to fill in the blanks with words from a word box. Once he finished homework, he then practice reading fluency with a book. We will continue to work on addition and subtraction number expressions."
"Today is my last session with the student. It has been a true pleasure working with him. If I can be available to work with him again, I would appreciate the opportunity. In this session, he demonstrated that he could correctly join a complete truss. If he commits 3 additional hours to the project it should be complete. If he properly places the cross beams for the road, the structure will be sound."
"The student and I practiced his current math topic, fractions. We went over adding and subtracting fractions. We moved on to discussing geometry and reviewing different types of quadrilaterals. We also covered different types of triangles and how to find their area and perimeter."
"The student and I continued to practice scientific notation as she prepares for an upcoming test. Her teacher gave a practice handout for the students to complete. We worked through word problems that involved multiplying and dividing numbers expressed in scientific notation. The most difficult task was determining whether to multiply or divide based on what the word problem was asking. She will complete the extra practice on her handout and check in with her teacher."