Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed long division from our last session and introduced the concept of decimal numbers. We also began reading a short story and discussed some associated vocabulary. We went over worksheets that she had done covering the concept of synonyms and antonyms. I left her with some long division problems to do before our next session."
"The student worked on his practice Summer Math Packet. Most of the topics were covered in his math coursework last year, but a few of the topics were new to him. We reviewed them all, with only a few questions leaving him confused. Overall, he did very well and should be able to finish the last few questions on his own without issue."
"Today the student did Math and Reading homework. We worked on finding unknown phrases and words in a paragraph, and how not knowing the meanings could alter the understanding of the paragraph. We discussed unknown words/phrases and he answered questions (100%)! In math we discussed area. He was asking for help with this concept in school, but seems to understand the basics. We worked through A=LxW and why we need to know how to find area. He was left with a small reading passage and questions to answer."
"This was my first session with the student since he started his new summer session, and his new teacher was still reviewing from the previous class. Therefore, she and I briefly explored factoring polynomials, and then we worked ahead to dividing polynomials and complex fractions. We worked with both long division of polynomials as well as synthetic division. She understood both very well. She did better with synthetic division, which is faster and less messy, leading to fewer mistakes. She definitely improved as we moved through the session. Lastly, we touched on complex fractions for about twenty minutes, which seemed a bit foreign at first, but she caught on quickly, as she always does. She will be learning these sections in his upcoming summer school classes, so she will have more opportunities to familiarize with the material. I do not have any concerns from this session."
"Today we met for a final review to cover any topics the student wanted to discuss further. We went over applications of integration (slicing and work type problems), Taylor series applications, differentiating infinite series, and modeling problems with DE's. Looking forward to seeing how she does on the final tomorrow."
"The student and I needed to do a little more practice with binomial expansion today, but she seemed much more confident with the concept afterwards; Hopefully she will be able to recreate today's success on her homework. We also expanded our study of logarithms to include fractional answers and began looking at functions and function arithmetic."
"We reviewed Algebra and went over factoring, multiplying binomials, solving systems of equations, and graphing linear and quadratic functions. The student needed the most help with setting up systems of equations from a word problem as well as graphing."
"I worked with the student on 2 and 3 digit multiplication and added new vocabulary words for her. I had her define and write sentences for the each of the new vocabulary words that I gave her. I worked with her on reading out loud and writing summary sentences of what has happened in the reading so far. We also worked out double digit multiplication for math review."
"Today, the student and I continued to work on mastery of multiplying longer digits with 2 digit problems. We spent about 30 minutes reviewing multiplications problems as warm up and making sure that our errors were limited by taking our time and making sure when writing our numbers that it was aligned underneath each other. We than moved to conversions of capacity by finding the equivalent from one capacity to the next. We also had the opportunity to review elapse time. We were able to practice using a clock and slowly, removed it to practice mentally viewing it."
"The student and I continued reviewing algebra topics and some physics topics. In physics, we covered scientific notation, unit conversion using multiple conversion factors; We discussed forces, the types of forces there are, and some vector notation. In algebra, we reviewed quadrilaterals."
"The student had completed most of the assessment on percentages and proportions from our previous section. We reviewed probability, which the student seems to grasp well. We practiced compound probability and combinations. I left the student with a series of probability practice problems for our next session."
"Today the student and I reviewed adding and subtracting negative numbers. Then we continued our exploration of basic algebra. I introduced the term "y-intercept" and the point-slope equation y=mx+b. I showed him how to make a table and plot a graph from various equations. Then I showed him how to make an equation based on a given graph. Lastly, I wrote out word problems where he would then have to find the equation and graph that represented the problems. He did a great job!"