Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over her math test from April 1st on ratios. She received a 52. Had trouble setting up proportions from word problems and the difference between direct and indirect relationships. I gave her some sample problems based on problems we covered together, and she was able to do them after looking back at other problems. Will go over more problems from the test next week to check for understanding."
"The student had taken a practice state assessment test. Went over math questions he got wrong, Gave him strategies and shortcuts to use, and showed him how to check his answers. Worked on writing, as well. Went over pre-writing, how to come up with ideas and write a quick outline. He will write an essay for the next lesson that we will review."
"We did the first half of the 3rd grade math exam packet, practicing a variety of math techniques from basic multiplication to deciphering word problems. The students will have their math exam in 11 days! The kids did a great job in math, they seem to enjoy it and feel prepared."
"We reviewed the student's volume/area math test, which he had done well with, and then took a look at preparing for his geometry test. He has mostly a good understanding of the concepts, but we worked with the necessary vocabulary for a while and then worked through a number of problems. The student is definitely improving with the clarity and organization of his work, and is finding his errors more quickly when an issue arises. We're still working on his ability to push himself to solve problems that seem to him beyond his grasp, but the more we struggle through these problems, the more ease he gains with challenges."
"-Covered division word problems with remainders (i.e. if someone needs 80 juice boxes, how many crates do they need to buy if each crate has 9 juice boxes? How many boxes will be left over?) -Division problems ala Someone has $30 to spend on boat toys. E"
"For today's session we reviewed several sections on vectors (dot product, angles between vectors, perpendicular and parallel vectors, work/component/projection vectors, cross product, perpendicular vectors to planes, areas of parallelograms). The student has been slightly behind in his homework, but seemed to catch up quickly on the topics we reviewed. He does well with the concepts."
"Today involved graphing inequalities; the student had finished the assigned homework, so we worked on getting a head start on Monday. Discussing fraction simplification and why the direction of the inequality flips when multiplying by negative numbers helped to deepen the student's understanding, and the return of simple interest equations and perimeter calculations only served to prove his mastery of the previous materials."
"The student has a quiz this coming Thursday, so we took some time to review pretty much everything we have done thus far, which was predominantly simplifying radical expressions. He did not have any homework today, so all of the problems were based on things we have done together in the past. All in all, a good session and I am confident the student will do well on his quiz."
"We specifically went over quadratic functions, mainly general form, vertex form, and graphing. Overall the student is doing really well understanding the new concepts. I left her with extra practice problems from the book."
"The student and I worked on a review for an upcoming math test. The portion of the review we completed covered systems of equations and linear inequalities. The student definitely knew the material very well."
"The student and I studied problems in Chapter 3, working ahead of the current class schedule a few days. We expect his next test will be a week from tomorrow, so next Tuesday we will have a chance to review."
"We worked through examples of proofs. The student showed a keen understanding of geometric theorems and definitions. I encouraged the student to spend time looking at geometric shapes and working on them to find angles and sides that are congruent and different ways to visualize triangles."