Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student started with a Math warm-up. Today we practiced graphing coordinates and the vocabulary needed for this skill. I had her recite her multiplication tables aloud. I used fake coins to teach her the value of each coin and how to make change."
"Today we continued with factoring quadratics with a coefficient greater than one. We then applied all factoring strategies on a mixed selection of problems. We used factoring to solve quadratic equations."
"Today we worked on word problems dealing with division of numbers with decimals. An example would be 8.2 divided by 7. Next Tuesday, we will begin by reviewing a few of these word problems and then move on to Reading."
"He had an assignment in his geometry book on constructing line segments and circles using a compass and a protractor. We were able to complete about 5 pages. He appeared to know how to copy a line segment and use the radius to construct a circle."
"Today we focused on rounding, and started working through a variety of practice problems that involved rounding to the nearest 10 up to rounding to the nearest 100,000. He seemed to make good progress during our session. I did not leave extra practice."
"The student had a test tomorrow and wanted to review specific problems from a practice guide she was given that she was having the most trouble with. Many problems required variations of solving for second order equations utilizing the quadratic formula. We reviewed how to be sure a polynomial equation was able to take advantage of the quadratic formula. We also solved a system of two equations with two unknowns, and did the same from the graphs of two other equations and found the precise points at which they intersected, and talked about what that actually meant. We utilized graphing capabilities of her calculator to estimate and check some answers, tried problems completing the square to find an equation to functions using their vertex, and utilized the quadratic formula multiple times throughout the session. She seemed to be on her way and much more relaxed after having gone through many problems by the end of the session."
"The student was able to almost finish his times tables 9 X 20. We started working with division and exponents. He was able to understand the concepts and theory of division and exponents. He did a really good job today!"
"We played an addition game and I noticed that the student is able to add more quickly and can explain his thought process. This is fantastic, as my goal was to have him understand the concept of addition rather than simply memorizing sums. I left him with an extra copy of the game to play at home."
"I met with the student for the first time this Wednesday. She seems to be a quick learner which is great because we have a fair amount of content to cover. We spent most of the session discussing the order of operations and spent a little time talking about negatives and fractions. She seemed to quickly grasp the material quite well. We talked about types of calculators and tried to find what would be best for her. This was a good starting place."
"We went through the math boxes in her workbook to see where she is and what needs work. She needs to review factors and arrays, and we need to work on subtraction and division. Her homework for the night was to practice counting backwards from 20 to help with subtraction. Next time we will work on the Partial Quotients method of long division to see if that makes more sense to her. We then spent the last half hour working on word problems and deciding with operation to use."
"The student is really coming along with his multiplication. He has improved his fluency and accuracy with all groups he knows, but I'm very impressed with how fast he's gained fluency and accuracy with his 3's. I believe he'll soon be ready for 4's and possibly even 6's."
"Today we started with her math class in school which is statistics. She has a quiz on the introduction to the statistics vocabulary which I think she will do well on. We also went over the 4 levels of measurement which was more of a struggle to understand and we will go over it more when we meet."