Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today Student 1 and I continued working through her practice math assessment exam. I have assigned her some work to try to keep her on top of things. With Student 2, I started working on some of the basics of triangles, and the different theorems and postulates that go along with it. She picks up the material fast."
"Student A worked on his workbook. He worked on word problems, mean, median, mode, range, and probability. He learned three new areas - multi-component probability questions, stem and leaf, and tree diagrams. These new methods will be very useful for seventh and eight grade math. Student B worked on his word problem workbook. The problems included long division, use of a budget and keeping within a budget to make purchases, and converting items from Edison's time to purchasing the same products during current times. He completed four pages of these word problems with multiple steps. Both boys did very well and learned new methods of doing mathematics. Excellent session!"
"Continued math review and practice for upcoming exam. Focused on part 2 and part 3 free response questions. Multiple choice is fairly strong."
"Today we went through a practice test on the topics the student is studying right now. During the solution some formulas were needed and he wasn't sure about them, so I showed him the pages in the book where the distance formula and middle point formula were located so he can study them. Also I broke down the solution of the problems and he seemed to have a better understanding. Overall the wins from this session are that he is more confident in solving this kind of problems and we are continuing to have more practice in these topics."
"I went over some differentiation rules with the student, including the product, quotient, and chain rules, and we went over some problems. He has a very good understanding of what to do."
"The student and I continued to go over addition and subtraction of negative numbers. We began with just a simple "Do Now" to figure out where she needed the most work. She generally understands how negative numbers work, but does need to take the time to draw out a number line each time she answers a problem. She particularly struggles with subtracting negative numbers, forgetting each time that you must actually add the two numbers together. To make the work a little less dull, we played a board game and a card game involving addition and subtraction of negative numbers. I'd like to continue working on this concept next week and hopefully get her closer to figuring out the problems without drawing out a number line. For "homework," I insisted that she and her mother go over multiplication flash cards for a few minutes each evening, as she still needs to build her fluency in that area."