Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over a final exam review by going over his old tests and reworking problems he got wrong."
"The student and I worked through her review for algebra. She'll be ready for her test come next week."
"We did an overview of the first few chapters and then focused on the introductory chapter on equations. We started the equation problem set together, and I assigned the rest of the problem set to her for homework."
"I am seeing a lot of impressive improvement from the student. Today we did more work on solving quadratic equations, word problems involving quadratic equations, and solving quadratic/ linear systems of equations. She has really taken to using her graphing calculator as a tool to visualize the problems and help her check her answers. Next week we are going to work on radical expressions and equations."
"Since the student struggled with solving multi-step equations during our last session, I decided to dedicate this session to reviewing these skills. I modeled and showed him step-by-step how to solve these equations using various types of examples. Then I gave him some practice problems. By now, he understands the different steps needed to solve the problems, but I realized how much he struggles when he has to compute operations with negative numbers. I quickly reviewed how to compute the operations, but he needs more help in this area. I need to reteach these skills before giving him more practice on solving equations."
"During today's session Student Y continued practicing subtraction with regrouping and is getting better at this concept with practice. We started working on identifying and counting coins and with the use of visual guides she is beginning to grasp the different coins and their value. Student D continued working on his multiplication facts 1-12 and his recall of these facts is improving with practice! He is also better understanding fractions and how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators as well as multiplying and dividing fractions with unlike denominators. We will begin working on changing fractions into percents and decimals."