Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did systems of equations today- the last lesson in the unit. Since it was a culmination of sorts, all of the algebra did get daunting for the student, but I was impressed to see how well she retained knowledge of the math required throughout. She's doing a lot better with fractions and simplifying equations."
"The student had a test on Monday, and we went through a practice exam as well as a few extra problems. He did well on most of the problems, and I was there to answer and follow up questions. I walked him through a few problems surrounding the new concepts he learned (area between two curves), and he was able to complete the rest of the practice materials."
"The student was studying for a test that involved drawing the trig functions. She wanted to work through the review while I checked her work. She said the time we spent last week learning to draw the sine & cosine graphs had been very beneficial. As she worked through the review she had very little difficulty and was doing a good job. Information she needed to determine and draw for each graph was: amplitude, period, place shift, vertical displacement, asymptotes, domain, and range."
"The student received a 101 on her math test today. Her last two tests were a 102 and 100. She is interested in advancing, so we are discussing two-column proofs and the associated theorems and rules. We discussed assumptions and conclusions."
"Today the student and I played a bingo game with numbers, racing to fill our bingo card. Each space had a different value in whole numbers and decimals, and we used dice to roll and create fractions so that we could then convert them into decimals. We had a lot of fun and he won both games! He did a great job and even came up with different strategies to win. Next lesson we will discuss probability."
"Student A and I covered scientific notation today and started to work on a few of his problem areas such as fractions and negative numbers. He struggled most with converting mixed fractions into decimal numbers. I'm hoping that I can build up his confidence and improve his scores this semester. I left him with a few practice problems to do for tomorrow. Student B completed his math homework and continued working on his reading packet for this week. He struggles most with trying to self-correct himself after I tell him that a particular word is spelled wrong. I hope that we can get him to a point where he is making educated guesses on how to correct himself. Besides that, he continues to improve his reading abilities day by day."