Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent the beginning of our session working on math, which centered heavily on logic. He naturally understands the concepts, and he and I just had to make sure that he understands that we're simply clarifying the mathematical rules which he had intuitively figured out. Afterwards, we worked on his Social Studies essay, specifically drawing meaning out of a text, and then using specific examples to support his thesis. I noticed that his thesis this time was much stronger than the last essay he wrote, and that he found a supporting detail very quickly. We'll continue to work on identifying more nuances and evidence in the future."
"The student and I spent the majority of the session reviewing multiplication tables. My plan is to master a different set of multiplication groups each session. Right now, he is pretty good at remembering his 1 and 2 groups, so we are working on the 3 and 4 groups now. We also practiced long multiplication and long division. He definitely has a pretty strong grasp on both and only occasionally makes errors. He mentioned that he has a math test coming up so we went over the material that he said would be on it. The subject was mainly estimating multiplications and rounding numbers to certain place values. He did an awesome job with this and the only error that I saw him make was forgetting to add an extra zero. Overall, our lesson went well and we will continue to focus on tricks for memorizing the multiplication tables!"
"The student and I started the session by working on her homework. She had to multiply a fraction with a mixed number using a model. She was able to fluently complete her work with little concern, and we then introduced volume. She was able to complete basic problems fluently. However, she did need some assistance finding a way to create her own dimensions when given the volume. She will continue working on critical thinking problems involving volume next session."
"The student and I went over adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with integers. They didn't struggle with any of the material. He will have extra practice with adding and subtracting numbers mentally without the use of fingers or calculator. He has a 95% in his class at the moment."
"The student and I were able to go over math concepts relating to the ones she is currently working on for her Algebra 2 class. We covered how to solve radical equations and dealing with extraneous solutions. After going through examples, she tried working through questions. With aid, she was able to get to the answer. They were long questions that allotted for many simple errors and covered many different concepts. She is strong in factoring and does well with solving the simple radical equations. The harder ones that have multiple steps were very challenging for her, but she could work through them when I prompted her."
"The student and I worked on converting decimals and percents, checking division fluency, and the steps of finding sales tax. He continues to be a very intelligent, motivated student. Our goal on the next test is an 80%."