Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight, we went over a lot of concepts. Student 1 and I started working on 8th grade math to help prepare her. We covered a lot of information about functions. This is a new skill, and she will continue needing practice with it. Student 2 worked a lot with manipulating negative numbers, including integers with negatives. We also worked on a plan for writing, and I had him write a few basic sentences so I could see what needs he had. I will continue working with him on punctuation and expanding his sentence structure through a research project on cars that we can complete together. Student 1 seems to be really working hard to meet goals on her online learning program, which is great news! She always speaks up for herself when she is confused or doesn't understand something, which is helpful for me as a tutor. Student 2 is still a little more shy, so I am hoping that including the research on a topic of his choice will help draw him out of his shell a little bit."
"We continued studying for ACT Math. We began the session with a review of the unit circle, what it means, and how it can be useful in solving problems. Then we worked through the practice book, picking out problems and concepts that were challenging to come to a better understanding."
"We continued to review the second packet and decided it would be better to wait to take the test and register for the winter semester. We then went back to review the first packet and discuss potential game plans for the coming months. I'm currently looking for a workbook for her to purchase that would help her rebuild a strong foundation for arithmetic, algebra, and geometry."
"We covered a new online homework assignment. The mechanics of the topics involved switching between using percentages to the numbers those represented. A handful of problems utilized exponential increase and decrease, a formula the student was already quite familiar with, but written in a new way."
"We covered adding decimals. The student was struggling the most with lining up the decimals to add. At first the student was not to happy about it. Once I told the student he does this every time he adds money or needs to round to the nearest penny his attitude changed. I did include strategies. The win was watching the students attitude change."
"We covered addition, subtraction, and reading. In addition, we did problems ranging from beginner (1+3, 2+2, etc.) to more advanced addition and subtraction (18-9, 12+6, etc.). The student was struggling the most with subtraction and addition of numbers above 10. The student's attitude was mostly positive! We eventually switched to reading and sounding out syllables of words that he was having trouble with. We also covered slowing down when reading to avoid mistakes. I did not leave him with any extra practice except to try to remember and write down things that he was having trouble with. He is a great kid and we had a lot of fun."