Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I met both students for the first time and we began our math sessions together. Both students are very bright for their age so I look forward to getting them ahead of their classmates and showing them some of the more complex (and fun!) things related to what they are working on in their classes. Student M is in 6th grade and is starting to work on Order of Operations and the Distributive property. I tried to show her some new things since she had a good grasp of the basics from her classwork and previous homework. We did some more complex distributions with variables and I even introduced her to some very basic algebra which I think she will get to in her class fairly soon. Student A is in 9th grade geometry and his class just started proofs which are a big change and, he told me, their biggest unit of the year. He has a good understanding of basic geometry (he got a 97 on his last test!) so his foundation for proofs is definitely there. Now that I know what he is working on, I can prepare a lesson for next time where we can dive into some of the more complex areas and have some fun learning things that he may not see in class. I really enjoyed working with both of them today and I'm excited to continue our sessions moving forward."
"Today, we continued with the students preparation for her exam. We covered topics in linear algebra, as well as cross products and parametric equations for planes."
"Student A and I went over the concept of multiplication, and she completed her homework packet. Student B and I reviewed for his test on fractions."
"Today, we reviewed multiplication facts 0-12. The student knew most of the facts but she needs to continue to review on her own before her test on Friday. We also reviewed her spelling words and vocabulary words. She spelled all of the words correctly. Great job! Please continue to review the vocabulary words. Overall, she did really good today!"
"We had another Math session today. We continued our work with lines, segments, rays, and angles. First, I introduced some new topics. We went over planes, midpoints, collinear points, and coplanar points. Next, we reviewed types of angles. Then I had them complete a review sheet, in which they had to match the name of the figure with its correct definition. They did a good job with all of the concepts."
"For this session, the student completed his homework and practiced both time and money skills. He reviewed telling time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour. He continues to be easily able to tell time to the hour and half hour. With practice, he began to understand how to tell time to the quarter hour. He seemed much more confident with this skill by the end of the session. He also reviewed the names and values of coins."