Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He had a review sheet of practice problems to help prepare for a test tomorrow. We covered proportions, adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions, how to find a common denominator, simplification, factoring, and units. He seems well prepared for the exam."
"He had a test yesterday, so he and I worked ahead a little bit, going over the next couple lessons to get him ready for the rest of this week. We also had some time to look over his English and Spanish work."
"He had a very brief homework assignment in mental math, which we were able to complete very quickly. For the remaining 30 minutes of the session, he and I continued practicing his mental math skills using problems that I created."
"He had a worksheet of problems on solving system of equations, factoring polynomials, polynomial long divisions and synthetic divisions. We went through each problem step by step. We then worked on other practice problems similar to those on the worksheet. He seemed to have a good grasp of the content."
"He had an English assignment. He had to pick out two scenes from "The Great Gatsby" and pick one of the characters and have him be the narrator instead of Nick. He picked Gatsby and had him narrate the meeting with Daisy at Nick's and the fight with Tom. He had finished the first one and almost completed the second. He completed the second one and typed both, and then we proofed both of them. We read the scenes and he learned that was a good way to proof. When a sentence "sounded funny," then it probably needed to be modified."
"He had just had a test but had not received the grade yet. We did go over a review sheet on the operations of positive and negative integers, including word problems. He understands the concepts, but subtraction is the most difficult operation with integers. If he remembers that subtraction is adding the opposite of the second number, then he should do well. Since his teacher skips around in the book, he did not know what the next topic would be."