Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued part 2 of the chapter test packet. I reviewed subtraction with regrouping and rounding place values. Then the student was able to complete the problems on her own. Then we also completed a worksheet from a standard assessment review packet."
"The student, in preparation for his upcoming exam, worked on a review packet over the chapter as well as the chapter test from the text book. We focused on using the various methods, the process of elimination, substitution, and graphing to solve linear systems of equations involving two variables. Both the packet and chapter test provided ample review material, the book having many work problems that are applications solving systems of equations. The word problems involved not only solving a system but writing the equations about interest or growth."
"The student did very well today! We worked on geometry word problems. We reviewed how to find area of all of the shapes, and she remembered how to find area once I reminded her of the formulas. We practiced finding the area of shapes on a graph, with pictures, and in word problems. She was able to find all of them after a little practice! We also worked on finding the area of regular polygons, and she learned that very quickly as well! I think next session we will do more word problems and then move onto surface area."
"The student did very well today. He solved every problem correctly. I helped him realize that the LA = CS / 2 formula comes from the fact that a cone is like a pyramid with infinite faces, wherein each triangle is BH/2 and you multiply by the number of faces."
"Yesterday the student and I continued with solving multi-step algebraic equations. Today the equations involved distributing in addition to simply adding and subtracting like terms. There were two main things we talked about and went over while working through the problems. 1) when distributing a number outside of parentheses across the inside, you need to multiply it by each and every term within the parentheses. Overall he is doing well with solving these equations! We also got a bit of practice in setting up the equation from a word problem. If he is up for it, I would like to do more practice with these word problems on Monday and really get him comfortable with taking slow and careful steps to figure them out."
"Today I introduced the concepts of percents and how to convert fractions and decimals into percents. The student struggled at first but then really start to grasp the concept a lot more. I didn't leave any practice this time because I think she needs more guidance until she can work some on her own. Overall, it was a great session and she did a great job staying engaged throughout the entire time."
"We continued reviewing normal distribution and z testing. The student had a solid understanding of a majority of the material reviewed last session. She only had trouble distinguishing hypothesis detailing samples with those detailing correlation. I supplied a cheat sheet distinguishing between the two and also gave tips on successfully performing a z test. We ended the session introducing confidence intervals and how to calculate them."
"Today, the student and I went over some review work. I'm so proud of all of his improvements! I do know that he needs some regular pushes with fractions and percents. I'll send along the links he can use for further study."
"In physics, we covered beginning concepts of electricity and an actual lab the student did in class as well as a virtual lab she did and we accessed online. We completed worksheets from both activities. We also worked on precalculus, converting Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates, in preparation for the trigonometric identities which are coming up soon in her class."
"This session was used to define the direction that the student has chosen for the paper. We analyzed of some of the sections of writing and looked at word and phrase choice. The student practiced deeper reading to ensure the finished product would be academically pleasing."
"The student and I worked on decoding, comprehension and inference. We used the novel "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," and we read aloud, stopping to practice skills and check for understanding. After reading, the student reflected on her reading using questions and predictions."
"We worked on Math and English homework during our session. In math, the student is working on solving systems of equations by elimination. He did great! In English, we worked to edit an essay. At the end of the session, I gave him a 'quiz' for the math concepts he's been studying for the last week or two. He got them all correct!"