Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued our work with proportions today. I noticed last time that the student had trouble relating prices for different quantities of items to each other. I created a worksheet to target this and worked through it with him today using some hands-on materials (fake money I printed out and let him work with.) He seemed to like the hands-on approach so I will be using more of this kind of thing in the future as circumstances permit."
"I went over the scientific notation assignment I gave the student last week and she did very well. She seems to be more enthusiastic about math and is getting the hang of solving problems. We went over some more assessment questions and she seems to have a better understanding of why the questions are asking and how to go about solving them. She has shown great improvement from when we first started."
"In our session today, the student and I went through prime and composite numbers as well as simplifying fractions and creating mixed numerals. The student did show some struggle in fractions but after slowing down and really trying, he does tend to get the correct answer. We will practice on his fractions more during our next session."
"This was my first meeting with the student . He had a packet from school mostly about fractions and mixed fractions. He was struggling with dividing proper fractions and multiplying/dividing improper fractions. We worked for about 50 minutes on this and he did really well. I believe he got the concept quite well."
"The student did an excellent job on her written summary of her book. She is not done with the book and will continue to keep me updated on her progress. Reviewed practice work with 80 per cent correct. She will work problems 11 to 15 for practice tonight and we will review tomorrow. During our session we worked some additional problems and discussed measurement and conversion."
"The student and I continued where we left off last time. Then we worked on exponential and logarithmic functions. The student mentioned that she did not understand logs at all when she learned it in class but after we went over it she now understands it very well."
"The student and I graphed and analyzed graphs of absolute values and inequalities, transformations of absolute values, graphing systems of inequalities, solving systems of equations with two variables, parallel, perpendicular lines."
"During this session, the student and I continued to review long division using larger numbers. I left her with more work to complete for practice. I suggested that she use graph paper for practice."
"The student and I continued working on her timed multiplication. We will also do sheets with mixed problems. Her packet to bring to school on the first day of 4th grade is almost completed. Today we covered area, and perimeter, along with bar graphs and pictographs. She is doing a great job."
"Today, the student and I worked on logarithms and prepared for his final exam on Thursday. He finished up his current assignment on logs with little trouble, though I gave him a few pointers and made some connections to help facilitate the information. We then looked through all the material that will be covered on his finals and completed a few problems from sections where he needed a refresher. Overall, he grasps the material very well, and I expect that he will perform exceptionally great on his final, just as he has all summer. The student has many extra problems he can work to further prepare for his exam. I do not have any concerns from this session. This was my final session with him since his class is over Thursday. It was a pleasure working with him!"
"The student and I started the session by finishing his summer mathematics packet. The specific topics covered were one and two step algebraic equations; mean, median, and mode; and word problems. Then, I went through the rest of his packet to ensure that he completed the problems correctly. Overall, he did well with the packet; however, he noted that it took him a long time to complete the sections on fractions and word problems. At the end of the session, we discussed areas that the student struggled with, specifically graphing functions and, in science, cell organization. For future sessions, I'll make sure to incorporate lessons on fractions, order of operations, algebraic equations, and graphing."
"I worked with the student on double and triple digit multiplication. We also worked on vocabulary and writing sentences based off of the new vocabulary words. I worked with her on double digit multiplication and will be moving onto triple digit multiplication the next time I see her."