Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on fractions. Multiplying, dividing and simplifying fractions. Took notes in journal. We also reviewed patterns: both multiplication and division."
"Worked homework assignment on rates and proportions. The student understands most of the problems he works."
"After spending a few minutes going over the student's progress report, I gave him some review problems to work on in preparation for the chapter 2 retake. He explained that he did pretty well on part 1 of the test which included lessons 2.1-2.3. Part 2 was something he wanted a little help on, so he did problems from 2.4-2.6. While he worked on these problems, I observed to see his progress. I explained the importance of checking his work by putting his answer back through the equation in place of the variable. I also gave him a problem solving table that will keep his work more organized. He used this method for the remainder of our time together. I hope to have one more session with him before the retake, but I'm confident that he'll improve his score."
"We covered standard deviation, z-scores, confidence intervals, and probability. She seemed to have a pretty good grasp, but needed help with conceptualizing a few things, such as standard deviation. She seemed to have a very positive attitude. I am going to email her some more basic practice problems for the topics mentioned above and we will meet again next week."
"Tonight the student and I began to talk about differential equations. His class has just started on the subject, and they are using the method of separation of variables. The student seems to have a very good grasp on the concept, so we worked over some of the harder problems. I helped reassure the student of his approaches, and pointed out any tricks to the integrations, separations of the differential, or the method for finding the left-over constant when you're given a single solution with a given unknown. We continued to briefly look at slope fields, and the approach to finding solutions to differential equations using that method. The student says his class won't be going over slope fields for a few days, so I hope this head start helps him out. Earlier in the week he took a test and quiz over volume, and he got a 100% on his quiz, so congratulations to him! Hopefully his test went just as well!"
"Today, the student and I worked on her homework of adding three-digit numbers with regroup. We talked about starting with the ones place and working towards the hundreds place. We discussed why it was important to show the regrouping in order to ensure that you will get the correct answer. Her homework also worked on a few word problems that used the same strategy."