Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We talked about strategies for how to improve his efficiency and test taking. We also organized his math folder."
"The student worked through three pages of subtraction word problems. I reminded him to remember to put the larger number on top when subtracting, and when using money to line up the decimal points. He appears to be confident in his subtracting abilities. I feel that we can move on from subtraction and concentrate on multiplication and division skills."
"This was a good introductory session with this student. Most of our time together was spent talking about her needs and what she understood to be the purpose of my involvement in her schooling. I was grateful to her mother for staying close by and helping the student work through some of my questions about her organization and study skills procedures. We discussed the special needs assistance that she receives at her school and how I might complement that assistance weekly at home. She is a creative student who loves art and writing (especially creative writing assignments). She is less comfortable with her math skills. For about the last 30 minutes she did math problems on a worksheet while I mostly observed her problem solving techniques."
"Today we covered Transformation of functions and combinations of functions, including composite functions. I believe she is on her spring break, though, so I cant say that I blame her. I expressed to her that she should continue to practice with problems and review her course material to familiarize herself with the concepts. She was struggling most with finding the domain of functions. We will get more in depth and try to clarify in our next session. Homework grades are all A's."
"In this first session, the student wanted to learn how to use SPSS for homework assignments which will be due in a week or so. First we got screen sharing up and running. Then, we went over some of the fundamentals in running SPSS and she was able to create graphs, start a new data set, copy output into MS Word, calculate means, etc. We were able to generate output for several of the homework questions. In addition we covered measures of central tendency, and levels of measurement. By the end of the session, she seemed much more comfortable with SPSS. She expressed a desire to spend some time learning the fundamentals of stats in order to know 'why she is doing what she is doing.'"
"Today, the student and I went over geometry. We learned about bisectors and how they can split line segments and angles into two equal parts. I plan to teach her all three lessons on Tuesday and then work on the assignments and review on Thursday. Overall, the student did a great job today and is picking up on the concepts!"