Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a math worksheet and finished it. Then we typed up the student's discussion for science class and studied for his math test."
"Session continued with practicing the previous concepts/lessons taught. Covered homework, looked at current class materials and related topics, developed needed skills, and practiced quick division skills using the multiplication learned from previous weeks. Primary focus today was the student's quick adaptation to new division techniques. The technique changed previous focus of division concepts (i.e. arrays/grids, grouping) taught by former teachers onto taking newfound multiplication knowledge and practice into asking a different question: instead of asking "81 divided by 9 equals what?," the new question asks "9 times what equals 81?." This technique focuses on the concepts of fact families, which was reviewed with the student. It not only works well with his multiplication proficiency, but it also reinforces the concept that, like addition and subtraction, multiplication and division are opposite sides of the same concept. Overall, he understood the concept quickly and, by the end of the night, was capably performing division facts."
"The student is preparing for a retake of a Math test this week. We spent our session yesterday doing a practice test of the material. He worked on his own without my help for about 30 minutes. When he finished, I graded his work. I'm looking forward to seeing how he might apply what we have gone over in our sessions."
"Today was my first session with the student. He did very well. He has a quiz tomorrow on binomial squares so after teaching him a quick lesson for the first half hour, we then went through his homework problems. On the way, I gave him some tricks and tips to tackle these problems. At the end of our session, I picked some practice problems for him to work on."
"We went over the simple rules of exponents, which he knew to some extent. I kept going back to basics he knows and then tried making the problem more and more complicated to see if he could take that next step. By the end he could simplify exponent fractions and deal with simplifying third fourth and fifth roots, and do this in the different forms of expression using the radical or with fractional exponent form. We will need to go over rationalizing the denominator again and make sure he understands the longer complicated factoring and simplifying problems."
"We reviewed addition/subtraction flashcards, completed nine addition story problems (she did well), and played addition/subtraction go fish."