Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For our second session, the girls and I covered more about shapes, both 2 and 3 dimensional. We reviewed their homework and made the appropriate corrections. Next we covered 2D area and 3D volume, we had to review area in depth to ensure volume would go well."
"She is a great student with an excellent mathematics foundation. It is clear that she has mastered basic math and her skills with fractions and decimals is great. We reviewed a lot today so that I could get a good grasp of where her skill levels were. We did some work with fractions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing), which she did well on. She struggled just a bit with the dividing fractions, but after a quick refresher, she was good to go. We also went over the definitions of integer, whole number, natural number, rational versus irrational numbers, and real versus imaginary numbers. She did well with these and was able to explain them to me."
"We covered Chapter 9, 10, and 11 for the student's test tomorrow. She had a good grasp of the material. She had studied ahead of time and had questions prepared for me. Chapter 11 was pretty tough, but she was trying her best to understand the material."
"The student started the gifted and talented curriculum. We took a multiplication placement test and started in on the suggested lesson, representing groups and solving for an unknown number of groups. The problems we worked on went beyond facts and repetition, asking her to apply what she knew about how to group numbers. I taught her the terminology of "factor" and product, and she was able to explain back to me that a multiplication equation has three parts and what they were."
"The student and I covered algebraic solving, prime numbers, GCF/LCM, prime factorization, divisibility rules, number system and place value, and percents. She is feeling comfortable with prime factors and GCF. We talked about using a practice test and book as well as websites for resources. We also talked about looking at the problem and drawing pictures/writing it out before looking at the multiple choice answers. I would like her to choose an objective from the website we are using and go through those questions. We will then review any wrong answers and missing concepts in our next session."
"I worked with the student on parallelograms. He did a great job with the material and was able to work more independently later on, which I like."