Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did homework problems on permutations, combinations, and other counting problems. The student felt like he might have forgotten some things we did last time with combinations, but he picked up today's material quickly and found a deeper understanding of the factors in the combination formula."
"Being my first session with this student, we spent some time doing multiplication flashcards, isolating weak multiplication facts. He was left with extra practice for the following facts and their twins: 7x4, 6x8, and 8x4. He is very confident in the majority of his math facts as well as the following concepts we reviewed: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions, Order of Operations, up to 5 Digit Multiplication, Word problems involving Fractions as well as Weights Conversions and Adding/ Multiplying Decimals. When adding decimals, he was given the strategy of lining up the decimals. He does seem to be a bit weak in his addition/ subtraction facts; we will work on that as we move forward. I was truly amazed at how proficient and thorough he was when working problems. He is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to our next session."
"Today, the student and I prepared for a quiz that he has tomorrow. The topics of the exam are rate conversions, creating solutions of a given concentration and combining solutions of different concentrations. He has come a very long way, and was able to complete each question quickly and efficiently. He seemed to have a good understanding of what each question was asking. I expect him to do well on tomorrow's quiz."
"The student is happy to learn and understand the statistical methods. He is able to use them in his research proposal and critically appraise other's proposals too. In this session we discussed an assignment that he is due to submit as part of his course."
"Student completed the arithmetic sequence worksheet assigned by his math teacher. He used the arithmetic formula a(n)=a1+(n-1)d. He found n with ease, except when using fractions. He was unsure how to use the formula once he found n. We completed two examples together, then he could complete the remaining problems with occasional guidance. Next, we attempted to correct mistakes on a science test from January 30th without the textbook. Lastly, we focused on memorizing the formula for the area of a circle and understanding diameter, radius, and the relationship between the two. He began to understand these concepts, but he needs more practice. I created practice problems for him to work on."
"I worked with the student in three areas today: (1) Counting by 4's (2) Counting by 6's (3) Addition flashcards We played a game with the flashcards. I gave him two minutes to answer as many flashcards correctly as he could. The object of the game is for him to beat his previous records and see how many he can answer in two minutes. The first time he got six flashcards. The second time he got 18. The third time he got 18 and the fourth time he got 19. The fifth time he asked for three minutes and I gave him a goal of 27; he got 28 correct. He is answering his flashcards much quicker than when we first started. After the flashcards we played the fraction game for about 15 minutes. He really enjoys the fraction game, which I think is a helpful introduction to the concept of fractions."