Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student measured, cut, and glued the last 10 cross beam segments. I demonstrated the strategy for joining segments so that the bridge truss would stay symmetrical."
"During our session, the student and I briefly went over homework that she had completed for school. Her teacher put some corrections on it, so we went over those, which were very simple. We then continued on with decimals, by talking about how decimals and money are related. I brought actual coins with me to the session, so that the student could use them. She said that in school the money section had been a little confusing. It took a few tries, but she was able to write down the decimal for a given number of coins, and then write the fraction of dimes and pennies in the group. I think it was helpful for her to see the actual coins. The student and I moved on to going over fractions in general, because she had a test the next day. We went through all different types of questions - equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, decimals, adding fractions, etc. - and she was able to complete them all very well."
"During today's tutoring session, I reviewed the student's homework assignment. The assignment covered linear and nonlinear proportions. She completed over 90% of the assignment and by the end of the session, she seemed to have a pretty good understanding of how to set up the linear proportions. She had initially struggled with setting up the proportions properly. She is to continue completing the multiplication practice sheets on a daily basis."
"Tonight we reviewed probability, including independent events, dependent events, and Venn diagrams. We made a review card with formulas and I left the student with a couple of worksheets. We also spent the last few minutes reviewing quadratic formulas and characteristics."
"The student worked on division during the duration of our session today. She is still doing 3 digit numbers divided by 2 digit numbers, and she has been working on her estimation skills. She can sometimes be off in her estimations, so we worked on rounding both numbers in the problem to determine a logical first number to attempt. She is getting better at getting right to work and staying focused throughout our hour together. She is very strong at adding fractions and can likely finish the decimals and fractions book within a couple of days if she does chapters in her free time!"
"We covered factorization, algebra 2 basics. The student needed help with trigonometry and algebra. He was definitely happy to understand how the teacher came up with the solution as well as the new factorization form. I applied basic interrogation mistakes skills. Students learn better by making mistakes and correcting them. He learned a better strategy for factorization and opened a route for factorization strategies."