Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on estimating multiplication of large numbers today by rounding up. While we need to practice his multiplication tables, the actual concept seemed to make a great deal of sense to him and he didn't have trouble with it. However, we need to review the concept of how many 0's equal a hundred, a thousand, etc."
"The student and I focused on his current lesson in class in which he is learning to measure angles. I did some practice problems with him in which he determined the angle and classified it as acute, obtuse, or right. We then focused on converting between percents, decimals, and fractions. All of which he is nearly a master of! We ended by practicing adding fractions."
"The student and I worked on distributive property and combination of variables in polynomial equations. He picked up on the concept very quickly and was able to work at a very strong pace. He and I have talked many times and he is a very bright student."
"We worked on the rest of the test. We worked on radius, circumference and diameters of circles. We also reviewed fractions that seem to be a concept where the student struggles. I gave him a few problems to do for homework and asked his mom to have him work on math at least twice a week for 30 minutes."
"Today we covered calculating the slope from a graph. We corrected some of his misconceptions regarding graphing plot points (4,-4 vs -4,4). I worked with him to synthesize the lessons we've been covering over the last several weeks. He scored 100% on his math quiz and 47/50 on his science fair project. He has also demonstrated mastery over the text book, using the index, and finding the appropriate information."
"Today we completed the student's simulation homework for probability. He did very well at this. Her teacher gave us a nice outline of exactly how he wanted the answers formulated (there were many steps). For each problem we were able to choose a die, coin, or random number table for how to set up the simulation. This helped because we had a place to start from and build from there."
"Today we reviewed for the student's upcoming test. We mostly focused on matrices but he did one probability problem. The student has really improved in his understanding of matrices, but because we didn't go over probability as much, he'll need to study that on his own. I left him with some extra practice and videos for both matrix and probability problems."
"This week I found out that the student received an A- on what her mathematics teacher said was a "very hard exam"! I am so ecstatic that I am playing a positive role in her ability to understand and comprehend mathematics. Moreover, we continued working on a package that her school gave her to prepare her for "math lab." Her progress remains steady."
"The first student practiced solving 1st degree equations. Modeling of how to process fractions and decimals was provided. After several problems he was able to solve and check his math accurately. The second student read two short passages and answered questions for comprehension. He was provided guiding questions to help form complete sentences that were appropriate. The boys were not given any additional homework."
"The student brought some old math tests that were handed back and she scored a high B or A grade at her school. Her understanding of the problems is always correct, just some minor mistakes she can make in calculations. She had some take home problems that we reviewed, about inequalities and how to graph them. She also did the quantitative testing problems set and she has picked up the concept of percents vs fractions pretty well now."
"The student and I reviewed integrals. He practiced using integral rules (constant multiple, separating functions when there is addition/subtraction, odd and even, etc.). He also practiced finding integrals using the FTC. Lastly, we reviewed absolute value functions and practiced rewriting the integrals using the piece-wise function."
"During our time together, the students completed math homework (covering solving for a single variable). They appeared to have a good understanding of this. We also discussed completing a bibliography for a paper that is due soon. Both students noted great progress in their most recent exams, receiving As."