Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I covered systems of linear equations; perimeters and areas of squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, and trapezoids; surface area and volume of cubes, boxes, pyramids, prisms, spheres, cones, and cylinders; and several types of word problems. He has an exam tomorrow that I believe he is well prepared for."
"We began by reviewing how to find the greatest common factor between two numbers. I then taught him how to find the least common multiple and the circumference of a circle. We also discussed the number pi for a little bit. For homework I gave him some worksheets to practice finding the LCM and circumference of a circle."
"We went over a test the student recently got back. We went over each and every problem she got wrong as she concurrently filled out a test correction assignment for her class. Topics covered included graphing, manipulating, and understanding sets of inequalities as well as absolute value functions and the concept of functions in general."
"The student's homework was reviewed. This included the concepts of multiplication, division, fractions (equivalents and figuring out which is larger), word problems, and angles. He has a very good understanding of these concepts and is very confident about his work. He does need to be reminded to read through the entire question before answering and following the directions. He needed to be reminded to write a number sentence (from the directions) instead of just giving the answer. He is doing very well in class and his mother is happy with his progress."
"Today the student and I covered a new topic for him, which is plotting on a graph. I broke down the difference between the x and y-coordinates of a graph, and taught him how to plot the points. We also covered multiplying fractions by whole numbers. I taught him that every whole number can also be written as a fraction by just putting a 1 under it. With this method, he understood how to multiply across. The last thing he worked on was his reading homework, which he is always strong in. He formulated good, strong answers for his reading comprehension questions."
"We spent the entire session focusing on just the 6, 7, and 8 times tables. We worked on me giving answers and the student needing to name the correct factors; we also worked on me giving her the factors, and she had to figure out the product."