Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student had a homework assignment to work on that covered graphing and writing equations for exponential decay equations. I worked hard with him to push him to come to an independent understanding of the topic. I let him explore his own methods for solving the problem. We concluded the session by covering an example problem I had created that was similar to the homework problem."
"During this session, the student and I worked on math and English homework. The math homework consisted of three pages from her final review packet, covering some decimal operations, some unit bar word problems, and some ratio word problems. She is doing quite well with decimals. We also reviewed when to line up the decimals (addition and subtraction). For the word problems, she was very confident with the ratios. We worked on different strategies for the same problems, and really focused on key words that correspond with certain functions (e.g. "of" means multiplication, "take away" means subtraction)."
"The student and I continued working on alternate interior angles and completed our activity. We moved on to circles as I introduced the concept of radius, diameter, and circumference to him. We learned what each meant and how to measure them."
"The student has an exam tomorrow. She was given a Study Guide for Factoring Equations. She had completed the sheets as practice. She redid all 36 questions. Some of which were done in a timed challenge of under one minute. Her best accomplishment was to complete one of the problems in 9 seconds. The student is well prepared for this exam and is proud of her progress. We also completed the students homework in a new chapter in the subject of statistics. She had to calculate and graph frequency and cumulative frequency. She will have another exam on Friday in Statistics."
"The student and I met on Wednesday and completed homework for math and science. For his math homework, we completed an entire worksheet focusing on the distributive property that he had just learned in class. He continues to do well when he has consistent help during each step of each math problem. We also completed his science homework assignment which consisted of answering questions from his science textbook on the solar system and the various conditions of planets."
"The student is in pretty good shape with his current math unit--he's doing well with coordinate grids and with data analysis. We did some work with mean, median, and mode as well as plotting points and why this is useful. We then went back to geometry, which he finds more challenging. We worked with circles for a bit, and tried to establish more clearly what an exponent signifies. Finally, we did some triangle work--it's far ahead of where he is in class at the moment, but we incorporated factor strings and algebra. Tying all of these concepts together helps him to understand more clearly why they are useful."
"The student and I started off with spelling. We worked on several pages from her workbook. Words included those with a silent 'b' or a silent 'k,' such as 'thumb' and 'knew.' She did a great job on these few pages. Next, she and I worked on some of her math. We worked on mainly fractions and pie charts."
"Today I reviewed multiplication and division flashcards, focusing mainly on multiplication, which the student has the most trouble with. He has difficulty memorizing a specific set of multiplication problems. He can arrive at the answers by adding or subtracting a number from a similar problem, but we will work on the preferred strategy of memorization."
"The student and I worked on the study guide for her final. She said she was comfortable with a lot of the material, but she did have a few questions. We covered linear functions, regressions, piece-wise functions, slopes, and y-intercepts."
"We reviewed worksheet with which she had trouble, focusing on word problems. Then she worked on finding percents of whole numbers and fractions of whole numbers. She is great at finding percents of numbers and is getting better at finding fractions of numbers."
"The session began with the student and I reviewing a math assessment that was administered in school. It consisted of word problems where he had to add, subtract, multiply, or divide fractions. We went over all 12 examples and I explained to him the concept of multiplying fractions and what it means to when we are multiplying fractions. I also introduced several vocabulary word clues that he can look for when reading word problems. Once we finished, I created two word problems that he had to solve. He was able to solve each problem independently. I left extra practice for him."
"Student currently has an 89.5 working towards goal of 90% or more in class. Conducted practice for final with transformations. Reviewed aspects of rotation and how the coordinates change with given rotations, reflections, glides, about lines, axis and the origin. We focused on writing the original coordinates to better and quickly devise the transformation. In addition, we worked on memorizing the reflection transformations through mnemonic devices."