Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over math homework. The topics covered included parametric and vector forms of equations, finding parallel lines and using the law of cosines. The student seemed to understand all of the material very well by the end of the meeting. We also met briefly last week for 30 minutes and went over some heart anatomy material."
"We spent this meeting working on the concept of numerical bases. The student occasionally struggled with the process of converting numbers from base ten to base x (and vise versa), but I believe that she developed a strong grasp of the maneuvers by the end of the session. She was focused and eager to get through the homework assignment that accompanied this concept. As far as problem solving strategies are concerned, we continued to practice the technique of using division remainders to convert numbers from base ten into some other base. I also re-iterated the inverse of this (going from some other base to base ten). For extra practice, I recommended trying the rest of the homework problems solo."
"We covered piecewise functions and superposition functions. He took many notes for this section of the book. His attitude toward the material was good. I will talk about test taking skills next session."
"The student and I started with some more reading practice. She is quick at learning to pronounce new words; she only needs to hear it once (usually) or twice and then she's got it. After approximately 10 minutes of reading, we then picked up where we left off on Tuesday on her math homework. She again had to convert from pounds to ounces, using multiplication and division, and she also had to draw a picture of the problem. I again showed her the conversion of pounds to ounces, including how to cancel the units she is converting from in order to wind up with the unit she is converting to. I then asked her what she wanted to draw to illustrate the problem. I threw out some ideas for the first question, and she chose which one she wanted to draw. She then felt confident she could do the drawings for the remaining questions on her own. I gave her the conversions, and she did the math. She did wonderfully!"
"Today the student did her volume homework. She understood the concept well. We then played a game with multiples of 7. Before we started, she said that she didn't know sevens very well. By the end of the game she wasn't even hesitating."
"The student is preparing for her final math exam coming up next Friday. For today's session, we did lots of review of previous chapters, but focused on solving for variables today. The student had a good general understanding of how to solve for variables, but would often get mixed up with what math operation to perform. We spent the majority of the session doing many practice problems for Chapter 4 of her textbook. By the end of the session, the student fully grasped the concept of isolating the variable and could solve problems quickly. We also spent time drilling her mathematics multiplication facts. At times, she had been forgetful of some basic math facts, so we studied with flashcards. Lastly, we created a study schedule for her to review on her own time before I see her next Wednesday."