Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student worked on surface area of cones and lateral area of cones. She worked with the two formulas and was able to apply them to her practice problems assigned for homework. She did well and understood the concepts."
"Today we worked on the student's math assignments. We completed a total of three assignments: One on inequalities using absolute value, one on substituting values into functions, and one post-test of his entire math course. He needed help to get started with each of these topics, but once he was taught the concepts once, he easily completed the rest of the problems with great accuracy. He showed great focus and determination throughout the lesson as well."
"The student and I had a great session today! First we worked on her homework - volume of rectangular prisms which she had a great grasp of. We then continued with reviewing some older concepts in preparation for the state test. I was really pleased to see how well she's retaining the information we've been reviewing from her flashcards. I assigned her a few more to write up and study for homework. On Thursday, we'll be doing additional review with some word problems, and work on improving her test taking skills."
"Today we spent the entire time working on math. The student had homework in unit conversion. He could not recall the steps involved initially, and after I quickly reviewed the steps, he did not understand the concepts. Thus I spent some time teaching him the steps, how to know the operation (multiplication or division), the number to plug in, and the reasoning behind each step. We then worked through problems together. He struggled with the first few problems, but after practice and more explanations, he caught on and was able to correctly answer several problems and explain how he got the answer and why he performed certain steps. I asked him to study science before Wednesday so that we could review for his test in an effective manner."
"The student and I corrected a failed math test from school on fractions. We reviewed various properties and their application, as well as math vocabulary."
"Today, the student and I continued working on multiplication with both flashcards and problems written on a sheet of paper. He didn't have his notebook today, so we started by doing the times tables for 1-6 on a sheet of paper. He is perfectly capable of doing these types of problems. I try to make it a game and a conversation to keep him on task. After doing the problems on paper, we played War again with the flashcards. I think as he becomes better, he will enjoy multiplication more."