Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is on spring break, so there are no typical classes. We continued our work on the spaghetti bridge. At this point he's already drawn a scale bridge. Today we measured the segments. To ensure the bridge can hold the 1kg weight assigned by the teacher, we glued bunches of linguine together using white glue and dried it with a hair dryer. In total, he designed a bridge with over 30 segments. Each segment was a bunch of 6 linguine strands. After demonstrating the technique, I ensured he knew how to glue the segments on his own. I left him with the task of completing the other 20 segments on his own."
"The student and I spent the session going over concepts and formulas, including binomial expressions, binomial coefficients, and combinations formulas. He grasped the concepts very well and was able to complete problems on his own after learning the material."
"Today the student and I practiced his multiplication facts and reviewed the "tricks" he learned for fact families 6 and 9. When then did grouping to solve using plastic bricks. He was asked to read the problem, figure out how many groups he needed to make, and how many bricks go in each group. He then had to solve. After this we played a dice game in which we had to roll the die and make an array on graph paper that represented that array. The first person to fill their half of the graph paper won."
"In this session, the student and I first went over her math. We went over how to turn any fraction into one with a denominator of 10 or 100, in order to make it a decimal. We also talked about how to tell whether fractions and decimals were equivalent. I brought some worksheets in which the student needed to place decimals on a number line. We discussed how to tell which two whole numbers the decimal was between, and then how to tell the increments on the number line, by counting how many there are. She caught on to this really quickly and was great at it. We did a few multi-step word problems using decimals to fractions and vice versa, and this allowed her to apply her knowledge to real world situations."
"The student worked on homework and additional practice problems to prepare her for her quiz tomorrow. We started with a sheet I prepared to help her with her one main problem - negative signs. We worked through this for about a half an hour, and after the extra practice she was able to properly apply what we worked on to her assignment."
"The student and I worked on problems with 1 proportion z and t tests. The only struggle he had was deciding the proper command to input into the calculator once he had decided on a problem strategy. We will continue to work on this."