Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I went over his math homework. The problems focused on conversions (years to weeks, quarts to gallons), clock time calculations, and graph interpretations. This is our last session of the school year and we will begin again in the fall. I have noticed that he has been practicing his time tables between sessions and this has definitely helped his problem solving skills."
"We reviewed addition and subtraction and moved on to two and three digit addition with regrouping. When he is focused, he grasps the concepts quickly."
"Today, the student and I spent most of our session working on math skills for her upcoming unit in class. She took a pretest on Friday covering material from last year. I looked over the quiz and gave her sample problems of the same types. We worked problems of simple equations (one-, two-, and multi-step), finding slope, creating equations in slope-intercept form (y=mx+b), and creating equations in standard form (ax+by=c). She also plotted equations on a graph. We also discussed the book she is reading for English class. We talked about basic plot points and her feelings about having your profession being chosen for you at the age of 12. We also talked about her upcoming civics test. She was able to tell me about implied, expressed, and reserved powers of the Constitution, with examples of each. She also could explain federalism well. We also talked about the Bill of Rights and the Articles of the Constitution. Good session!"
"The student and I reviewed Chapter 8. She had made herself a big review sheet, which was very helpful. I had her work practice problems covering all the topics. She took her Chapter 8 test, and it went well."
"The student and I continued his online schooling. We worked on some of his economics class and learned about interest rates and application of the PIRT formula. This material was relatively easy for him to grasp in comparison to other classes we work on together."
"We mainly worked on graphing trigonometric functions. Graphing the normal functions was something the student understood, but she was having a bit of difficulty when there were transitions involved. I showed her how to work through it and make an "input-output" chart. I also explained domain and range, and we worked through a few problems like that. The student seemed to understand everything we covered today."