Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an upcoming test on graphing limits. She did very well in our session today and is well prepared for the test."
"Today we concentrated on ratios, rates, unit rates and determining the better buy. We also reviewed how to model ratios using the double number line and graphing rates from a table. Initially, the student was uncomfortable with rates/unit rates as she missed those lectures in school. After working through worksheets and problems, she is confident with the material. For English, we reviewed ACES for writing an argumentative paper and logic fallacies (terms and concepts). I will forward practice assignments for this week."
"We had a great session where we focused on problems requiring charts and diagrams to solve. The boys completed three challenge problems and took turns leading the overview of the problem-solving process. We used a bizarro timer - a timer that requires you work for a specific amount of time, rather than a timer that you have to beat. We also had some discussions about metacognition and character. We discussed the role of patience and how the boys are entering into the "next level" of their math education - one that prizes patience, persistence, and teamwork rather than speed and independence."
"We covered mental math, specifically, the counting-on method of adding and subtracting in your head. We also covered checking your work. The student seems a lot better at it than she was prior to this session. I gave her some math worksheets to practice mental math, and both her accuracy and speed increased over the course of the session. Overall, I think she improved a lot in her mental math capabilities."
"Today the student and I worked on graphing slope-intercept form equations and reviewed addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions. We did a lot of slope-intercept graphing practice, and she did incredibly well. She needed my help a little in the beginning, but by the end, she was doing them almost completely by herself. We will continue our review next week."
"The student had a quiz this past Tuesday and thought it went well (hasn't received her grade yet). She has another quiz this week on greatest common factor and least common multiple. She also had a homework assignment that involved writing an explanation to a prompt using evidence, math, and math vocabulary. We went through the grading rubric, and she gave herself a score in each category (1-4). In 3 categories she gave herself a "3,' so we talked about what she would need to do to make it a 4. We also did some work with fractions and least common denominators."