Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Fifth session. the student took an assessment before today's session - he got questions wrong on 3 topics, which he has to redo, so we started at 317. His new goal is approximately 70% of the 640 topics (roughly 450) by the end of the month. Today we worked on Decimals, Integer Subtraction, Transformations of Shapes, Coordinates of Reflected Points, Dilation of Figures, the Distributive Property, Fractions, Translating Polygons, Dividing Fractions, and Classifying Solids. By the end of the session, 333 topics were complete. At present, 5 more sessions are scheduled before the deadline."
"The student found out that his class started algebraic fractions, and we went over the concept together to make up for what he missed. We had to briefly review difference of squares and factoring trinomials. He did well with the new concepts, but had trouble deciding when expressions are completely simplified. We'll work on that in our next session."
"The student and I got to know each other. Until this year, she had not struggled in math, but Algebra is more difficult for her. She had been struggling a bit conceptually with how to set up equations, especially proportions. We worked on solution/ percentages and data representation."
"Today, we looked at inequalities. Since we were working on problems dealing with sales, we also talked about how rounding works in situations with only whole numbers. Additionally, we discussed how to use the language of the problem to set up a math equation. The student is getting better and better at solving equations, so we will continue to work problem set-up, which is the hardest but most essential part of math."
"We covered her review for finals which are next week. Topics include system of equations, inequalities, point-slope formula, graphing, sequences, and word problems. The student does very well being creative when coming up with solutions. She has a good understanding of broader topics and is able to use that to formulate ingenious solutions. A tip that I suggested is to "ask if the answer makes sense" and to double-check calculations."
"Yesterday was the first day we met after a long winter break. We worked on her functions homework, where we went over mainly plotting coordinates on a graph and determining if the function was linear or nonlinear."