Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went completely through the student's test review for his test Friday. We covered parallelograms, rhombuses, rectangles, and right triangles. We made sure to solve every problem on review and write down steps. The student did a good job with this material and has a good understanding of the angle and side lengths rule."
"The student completed practice problems for his math quiz tomorrow. Topics included fractions, percentages, working with number lines, and problem solving. He did alright with most of the material. I have given him more techniques and we will continue to work towards a method that he can use in order to complete problems with efficiency."
"Today we covered section 8.2 in the text. The primary concept was confidence intervals in relation to the standard error of a proportion. We covered how to determine the correct value of z* for a given confidence level. She was able to correctly explain CIs in plain language and identify common statistical errors such as sample bias and response bias. She reports that the test we reviewed for last session went well. We will review the test next session."
"The student and I began with some data analysis practice, using options one, two, and five on bar graphs, pictographs, and pie graphs. She enjoyed this and learned how to create a y-axis scale with equal intervals. We also used a website to encourage better automaticity with larger-number multiplication facts. We then began a few formal test practice questions. I would like to continue this routine with the student in each session--games or graphic practice sites, fluency practice, test prep--in hopes it will provide for consistency and good focus. We will adapt as necessary."
"Reviewed Chapter 5 test with the student. Started working on Chapter 6 material. Went over what an integer, positive number, and negative number is. Focused mostly on the concept of integers by working on practice problems from the book and from an educational website."
"The student and I worked on simple subtraction, addition, multiplication, mental math, and rounding. I showed the student a different way of solving complicated numbers, by breaking them down into parts. I told her to keep practicing and to remember her multiplication tables through the 4's."