Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on a worksheet that was given in class that covered thermochemistry. It consisted of both vocabulary and equations. We need to spend more time on basic equation work and how to solve for different variables. "
"Today we worked on writing and reading. We looked at examples of the passing criteria and looked to see what exactly the rubric was talking about. We also went over the different types of prompts that he would be given and how to tackle each one."
"We worked on the remainder of the workbook, specifically problems #35 - 53. I showed her how to do each of those problems and I came up with more problems for her to work on. We worked on the Number Sense portion of the booklet as well and one problem on probability. She had a good understanding of fraction problems and percent increase/decrease and estimating square roots. Her calculations are getting better as well. "
"The student and I covered Chapter 5 in tonight's session, which covered polynomials and exponents. We began with how to multiply and divide like bases with exponents. For example, x^5 * x^4. We also covered how to write numbers in scientific notation and standard notation. We did several practice problems for each of these, going back and forth between the two notations. We then covered various topics with polynomials, such as how to arrange them in descending order, multiplying polynomials by monomials, how to do the FOIL method, and some special rules like the difference of squares. The most challenging part of Chapter 5 was the special rules section, so the student and I did around 7 to 10 practice problems for these until we mastered it. We also came up with a strategy for how to keep track of our terms when multiplying a polynomial by another polynomial. Another great session!"
"We went over math and science. We went over her math test and corrected the wrong answers. We did science vocabulary. The student needs help with test taking skills, which I provided."