Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student continued to work from her Study Guide for the final exam. We looked at the Polygons section and she felt she that she knew that section and could work on her own. We continued and worked on word problems that involved calculating percentages. We will review section 6 tomorrow. Section 7 dealt with translation, reflection, rotation and dilation. She needed to understand the difference between these types of transformations, their definitions, and how, if possible, do the properties change. We also worked on Unit 8 which dealt with multiplication and division of exponents as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of polynomials. We had a one minute challenge and a two minute challenge. She did very well and in less than the set time for complex polynomial questions. Excellent session. She will be well prepared for her final."
"The student and I continued our focus on math. As today was the last chance for us to meet until late July, she preferred to have more instruction in her weaker subject. We began by reviewing the practice exercises she completed at home yesterday evening. I found little error with addition and subtraction of multiple digit numbers. The majority of her difficulties are with multiplication by 1- and 2-digit numbers. We spent the rest of the session reviewing her errors and doing more practice to help solidify the multiplication process. She agreed to work on memorizing her multiplication tables by using flashcards as I suggested. I left her more practice over the course of the next month to complete the remainder of the exercises through Lesson 4 in the Math workbook and to complete Unit 1 and if possible begin Unit 2 in the Reading workbook."
"My goal for him this summer is for him to work on note taking skills, because I think it will help his retention. We talked about good note taking strategies, and he took notes as we went through his homework on prime and composite numbers, and finding factors and the prime factorization of numbers. We worked on using his divisibility facts, and once he got in the habit of using them, he did well. He seems to understand prime and composite numbers, and was very good at finding the prime factorization. He needs to just keep going and check more numbers when finding factors."
"The student is really coming along in his multiplication, finding and analyzing patterns, and having solid number sense. He really has a knack for finding patterns and extrapolating those patterns to other cases. He has set up a solid foundation for what he will need for prime numbers and other number theory concepts."
"The student did a great job today. We worked on a plurality, writing exercise that focused on "a" as a modifier. Then we delved into division with remainders. He will need to work on multiplication more and then we will fully devote time to division. However, he did a great job problem solving the examples on which we worked. For homework, he is to do nine division problems, in the format he was shown. There are examples in his division book. He is also to write ten lines about his trip, while making sure that he starts all of the sentences in a different way."
"We discussed the process of learning SPSS through helpful videos that can be used as reference. We also reviewed key statistical concepts that were present on the pretest issued by the professor. The student will use the answers we selected to continue practicing these concepts. My biggest point of interest is making sure that he can understand what the practice questions are asking and be able to determine what concept should be used to answer it."