Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed what we covered last week about slope and y-intercept, continued to challenge his knowledge of negative numbers, and moved onto more difficult algebra problems like solving for variables. He learned logic math solving strategies and the "cross product" method to solve problems of the form 21/35=8/X... He did a great job staying focused for the whole hour and a half. Great job!"
"We reviewed his most recent assignment covering exponents and logarithms. The student's grasp of the concepts is decent and should continue to improve from here. Overall, we had another good session."
"The student has gotten the hang of simplifying cubic roots and dividing fractions in the context of rate/ratio problems. I will send some more of these with him as homework."
"*Practiced spelling words *Practiced correcting grammatically incorrect sentences *Practiced writing verbally stated sentences with proper grammar *Reviewed multiplication flash cards *Reviewed addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication aloud *Worked on changing mixed fractions to improper fractions and vice versa *Need to continue working on grammar and multiplication tables"
"Covered double integration and volumes. Next sessions will cover polar coordinates. The student completed her first exam Monday, and intends to take the next one by the end of the month. She has a very good strategy for exam prep."
"We covered scaling factors, how for two parallel lines intersected by a transversal all of the small angles created are equal to each other and how all of the large angles created are equal to each other and how each small angle is supplemental to each large angle, how any exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the other two interior angles, and how to properly use a protractor to measure an angle."
"We covered math word problems and math series questions. The student struggled with finding the percentage of certain numbers as well as word problems having to do with area. He was able to see his mistakes, and improved on these issues as we continued to practice those exercises. I left him with a chapter to read in the book as well as the corresponding exercises."
"Covered solving of one-step, two-step and multi-step algebra equations. Did some exercises together, and student did several problems by herself. Student had some difficulty initially, but quickly learned after completing some problems."
"The student and I continued to work on her summer packet to help her get ready for starting fourth grade. We covered several concepts including time, measurement, fractions, equivalent fractions, and we also practiced her multiplication facts. She is working on her 7's."
"During our first session we looked over the overall goals for our sessions and started working through the pre-algebra practice material she had. She came well prepared and was very motivated. I left her with the goal of memorizing her multiplication tables before our next meeting on Wednesday."
"The first student and I worked on special right triangles (45-45-90, 30-60-90) as well as the distance formula. The second student and I worked on writing standard form linear equations as slope-intercept equations. We then graphed the equations."
"Today, the student and I covered direct variation; inverse variation; describing number patterns; rate of change and slope. In order to see progress in the student, I made him practice solving all the odd exercises in each section after solving together even exercises. He was challenged with the difference between direct variation and inverse variation. However, after explaining to him the difference using tables, he understood why they are different and why it is important to learn them."