Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He is starting to show some progress in recognizing linear equation math problems. Since he is still learning integers in class, we mainly focused on reviewing linear equations to make sure it still stays fresh in his mind and was introduced to reviewing square root concepts and Pythagorean Theorem. He does get distracted from time to time and needs to revisit the math question in order to answer it properly. Once he fully focuses on the problem and writes out his steps, he starts to show he can do the problem independently. Since he has just started reading To Kill a Mockingbird in his English class, we spent a few minutes discussing the first chapters he read and the key components in the story thus far."
"He is working on isosceles triangle proofs. He needs to make sure he properly labels congruent triangles, keeping in mind the corresponding parts. Has a good grasp of the theorems he has learned thus far. I sent home some strategies on a challenging problem from his homework."
"He needed to finish watching a video on how the earth was formed. Then, he had three questions to answer. He completed this easily. Then we read Chapter 5 in The Great Gatsby. He picked out two quotes from that chapter and explained why they were important to what happened in that chapter. He has to do this with Chapter 6 before Friday."
"He received a 80% on his quiz and has a test tomorrow. We went over tons of practice problems. This section was heavily weighted on absolute equations. He wasn't thrilled about the way the teacher taught him the material. He felt more confident on the subject once I left, which was a great feeling. Due to the quiz tomorrow, I assigned extra practice problems. A lot of simplifying and using PEMDAS. I received the work via email and many mistakes were made. I had him redo the problems in his study class."
"He reported he got an 85% on his exam! I'm really proud of him for doing so well. For this session, we began working on the next subject coming up in class: scatterplots and linear regression. We worked on a bunch of problems from the book that asked us to analyze and describe scatter plots and fit lines to those plots of data. He now knows how to input lists into his calculator and have the calculator find the line of best fit and calculate the correlation coefficient."
"He seemed very comfortable with most of the topics we covered today. We were able to finish lesson 11 and begin lesson 12. He did seem to struggle with long division problems with and without remainders. I think it had been a while since he had solved those types of problems. Overall, he was did well and was able to recognize his own small errors and correct them."