Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over how to use the slope formula to calculate the slope of a linear function when given two ordered pairs. We then continued this skill using graphs. The student did very well with this skill, but will need some more practice to master it. We ended the session with reviewing how to solve multi-step algebraic equations. I left her with practice problems that cover slope and equations."
"We went over the assigned work, which was all correct. He seems very comfortable with multiplication. We did a few 3-digits by 3-digits multiplication, which he was good with, so I assigned 2 problems for extra practice. We then started on division of 2 and 3 digits, which included answers with remainders. I assigned him a set of problems to practice dividing."
"Today we reviewed several math concepts, including: exponential rules, order of operations, simplifying algebraic and numeric expressions, solving linear equations, solving multistep equations, and converting to decimals from fractions. He was assigned problems in each of these categories and instructed to complete 10 problems a day for 10 days. He is to keep a log of the problems for us to review during our next session."
"The student and I utilized her school materials from the past year to review math concepts with which she struggles. We reviewed ratios and proportions, equations, and geometry. She seems to do well when I model a math problem for her once or twice, walk her through it while she tries, and then allow for independent practice. We also practiced using her protractor, and I introduced the Pythagorean theorem, which she picked up quickly."
"The student will work on memorizing his multiplication tables, which will help him do his homework much faster. He did excellent with exponents and long division."
"We continued to work through the student's algebra review packet so she would be ready for the start of the year. First, we reviewed problems from our previous session. After that, we covered factoring by grouping, factoring trinomials with "a > 1," and adding and subtracting polynomials. We did a few from each concept so she would be able to finish the rest on her own. The last five minutes, we talked about factorials. She seemed to remember these concepts from her algebra I course and did well."
"What did you cover specifically? Multiplication and division of fractions; factoring; identifying multiples of numbers. Did you see any scores/grades to note progress? Progress was observed in the results of in-class assignments and homework. What was the student struggling with most? Nothing. He is beginning to recall the relationship of numbers. Did you leave him with any extra practice? Yes; several worksheets and assignments from his school workbook. Any concerns from this session? He is progressing well. He is working through his process challenges via repetition (by working several worksheets, his errors began to diminish). Specific concepts the student learned during the session? He said he enjoys math, especially dividing fractions."
"We worked on quadratic equations, focusing on factoring and completing the square. We also worked on some language arts skills such as completing analogies (in multiple choice format) and expanding our vocabulary. I gave the student some geometry homework, as we will start working on geometry in the next session. She is going to keep a list of questions she has so that we can go over them together."
"The student and I met for the first time today. We covered fundamentals of pre-algebra according to U.S. standards. The student and his and his brother will be interesting to work with because of their varied educational background. Both have extensive exposure to geometry that is ahead of their grade. The student is extremely smart and quickly picks up most concepts."
"Today's session with the student went really well. We worked on some of his summer algebra review for his up coming class and we also talked about some physics and calculus in order to show him some relationships between various subjects. He had no scores or notes. He isn't struggling with anything. I left him with practice problems from a section, so that he would have a good chance to work on his practice problems. I have no concerns."
"Today we went over the pre-test that she took and had her explain everything that we did to make sure she understood all of the material. I also taught her long division of polynomials because that is what she is going to have to explain next module."
"The student and I had our last session today. She is preparing for her final exam at the end of this week. We finished covering the material in chapter 13, which focuses on statistics. We read through the sections and completed practice problems based on measures of center, measures of deviation, and normal distributions. She feels, and I agree, that with some more focused independent practice she will pass the final and the course."