Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered her worksheet in proofs of geometric conjectures about diagonals, angles, and lengths of polygons using distance formula and Pythagorean Theorem and plotting points. We reviewed the slope formula, when slope is positive or negative, and that reciprocal slopes mean perpendicular lines."
"For the start of our session, we reviewed a problem on the student's Chapter 5 test. We then reviewed Chapter 6.1 homework on Permutations and Combinations. Next, we reviewed the concepts and formulas as she completed her homework. Because her tests are approaching, we also reviewed topics from Chapter 1, and she practiced Standardized Testing/Word problems from her book. She feels comfortable with solving applied problems. Towards the end of the session, she wanted to cover Chapter 6.2 of her book to prepare for the next lesson, so we went through the topics and looked at example problems. For next session, she would like to review more Standardized Testing problems to prepare for the test and continue onto Chapter 6 topics as well."
"We reviewed properties of exponents, simplifying radical expressions to include rationalizing denominators, and solving radical equations today. Our session went very well! We finished with going over a practice quiz."
"The student needed to work on his directed prompt paragraph, so he did that first. He had about half of it completed so I showed him to use two remaining prompts to construct "evidence" sentences to complete the paragraph. Then, he moved to math, with another assignment dealing with fractions. He wanted to try to complete them on his own, which he did."
"The student is working on rate of change and finding the slope in his math class. He worked on his math assignment, problems 1-26. We worked with subtracting negative numbers the most. We also reviewed, corrected, and answered questions on a science lab he had at school. I did show him how to correctly balance the equation for water's composition, and to answer the whole question if there is more than one part."
"We went over the student's group that took place on Tuesday. We took proportional relationships a step further with similar figures. We talked about how the sides of a rectangle and their areas are related to each other regarding proportions. He is to apply the concept to a problem where he was only given the area of the smaller rectangle, but knew one of the dimensions and the area of the larger rectangle. I walked him through the thinking process as well."
"We reviewed the student's previous test today. We worked on creating equations from sentences, along with more problems from my book involving translating English to math, and the student did well with that. We further reviewed fractions and solving equations involving fractions. Finally, we looked at her encroaching homework to check for understanding and completeness. The homework introduced her to graphing, which she understood well."
"The student did his Chem review, focusing on balancing reactions, gases, and limiting reagents. He seemed to understand the material a lot better at the end of the lesson. I included a few strategies on where to start, and how to figure out the next step of the problem."
"On Wednesday the student worked on his Geometry homework. I continued to encourage him to write the problem down and work through it on paper, as opposed to doing it in his head. I think we were off to a great start!"
"This whole session was with the two students, and we spent it covering any problems they wanted to cover from the previous benchmark exam. We spent the time covering a new concept on Scatter plots and they finished an assigned worksheet. Then, we worked on multi-step equations, and I assigned some challenging problems from an outside source."
"We worked on solving one step and two step equations today. We also worked on solving problems that involve fractions and mixed numbers. The student practiced adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and mixed numbers, and decimals as well."
"The student has a test on Monday so I covered examples of the sections mentioned in her handouts for each, including finding multiplicity and all the zeros of polynomials, factoring polynomials, adding polynomials, comparing arithmetic and geometric sequences, systems of two linear inequalities and absolute value inequalities. I left all of the examples for her to go over before the test. I had no concerns because she understood how to create equations for polynomials, a section she was initially struggling with."