Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered page 205, problems 2-6 and page 206, problems 11-12. We talked about strategic ways to improve her efficiency on test taking."
"Today, we reviewed the student's quiz on activity 4 and 5. We practiced word problems based on his activity. Finally, we started on introduction to ratios."
"I worked with the student on the introductory material that he will be working on now that he has finished him midterm examination."
"The first student and I began a new Cam Jansen book. His comprehension continues to improve, as well as his ability to make a prediction. We continued working on writing down and sounding out words together. The second student continues to do well! He went through his times tables more confidently this time and is nicely continuing his fractions workbook. He is able to understand the complexities behind fractions, not just memorize the steps. We worked on changing whole and mixed numbers into improper fractions and multiplying them together. He continues to do very well!"
"The student and I started the lesson by reviewing the terms area and perimeter, and how they apply to rectangles and other shapes. He then worked with irregular rectangular shapes and worked to find missing side lengths, perimeter, and area. We worked on these skills for about 45 minutes, after which he easily completed these problems on his own. We ended the lesson with a free-writing activity, and he wrote a paragraph on his love of panda bears. We corrected the writing for grammar and punctuation together, especially reviewing the function of apostrophes."
"As the student had a test tomorrow, we reviewed all material through a worksheet/ review sheet he brought home. We went over adding/ subtracting polynomials first, which he was fine in. We spent quite a bit of time in dividing polynomials, where I taught him a more efficient way to solve the problem with fewer chances for mistakes. Afterwards, we worked on composition of functions, such as f(g(x)). Initially, he had forgotten how to solve it, but after some practice, he picked it up. I told him to write down the initial f(x) equation and then replace all x's with the g(x) equation. Lastly, we worked on finding the inverse of a function and determining whether two functions are inverse to each other. Finding the inverse was pretty easy to explain, since we just switch the x and y and determining whether two are inverses is more composition of functions. I left pretty satisfied with the progress we made and hope he remembers for the test. He was very attentive and focused throughout the session."