Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I practiced solving multi-step multiplication number stories. He was able to identify which numbers were important to use when solving several of the multiplication number stories. However, when it came to separating important information needed to solve the problem and "extra" information, he had a challenging time separating the two. I walked through the number stories with him and showed him how to separate important information from extra information. I also asked him to defend his answer. He and I will continue to explore and practice multi-step number stories."
"We mostly covered the Taylor and Maclaurin series and the different ways those series can be presented. We did this by tackling a handful of sample problems and working through them step-by-step."
"The student and I talked about Pascal's triangle and how it applies to the expansion of polynomial equations to various powers. We also talked about how to approach polynomial division."
"I gave the student a pretest to assess her concept of 8th grade math skills. We discussed rules for expressions and equations. Overall this was a solid session."
"We went over a review sheet for the student's upcoming final. She is doing a good job with most of the material but does need a little work on word problems."
"The student knows his multiplication table up to the 10's!! He's been busy since I've seen him last. We broke the tutoring session into three sections. Math: first I quizzed him on his time-tables, he knew most of them! Then I wrote out some two and three-digit multiplication problems. He told me he is now learning division. We practiced some of that and we discussed the relationship to multiplication. I saw that "aha" moment. We tried some word problems, I taught him how to find an average, and we reviewed some geometry (perimeter and area of rectangles). For vocabulary, we created flashcards for 6 words. We will create 6 new cards each week. He came up with original sentences once he knew the definitions. We ended with some reading. I am working with him to pause and discuss the story as he reads so that eventually, he will do this on his own as he reads. For our next session, I will bring materials used in schools for math and reading enrichment."