Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on getting a better understanding of decimals and place values. We worked on the concept as well as application, by converting fractions to decimals. We worked on both reducing the fractions first and doing long division. I gave her a few problems of fraction conversions to do during the week to reinforce what we learned."
"Today we continued to work with functions, including domain/range, identifying the graphs of given functions, and simplifying polynomial fractions. The session went well, and in between homework assignments (we did one and half of a second) I worked more with the student on factoring polynomials with two variables, as well as mental math (multiplication and division.) Still no results on the previous test in the class, but so far I'm pleased with how he is doing."
"The student and I spent he session working on geometry homework. This required her to find the measurement of various angles and say whether they were acute or obtuse. She also had to relate angles using algebra. After some practice she became more proficient at making these equations."
"In this session, we covered the domain of composite functions again. I slowed the lesson down to ensure the student picked it up, which he did. While covering the domain of composite functions, two of his math weaknesses came up. First, I covered the difference between "opposite" and "reciprocal" as this was needed to solve some of the domain problems. Further on, I also had to give him a refresher on how to divide by a fraction. He picked up both topics quickly after some practice. Lastly, as he had a quiz Monday, I left him with several problems I wrote up as well as some book problems as well."
"The student and I used the computer to complete one of the placement exam's Middle Level Quantitative Reasoning tests provided through the my employer's learning tools. Although we worked through the problems together, this gave me a better idea of what she has learned in class so far and what concepts she is not yet familiar with. She did very well with finding area and solving equations. She needed the most help with percents, proportions, and square roots. I did not leave her with additional work, but will have practice problems for next session based on what we reviewed today."
"We covered long division and adding and subtracting with fractions. After today's work, it is clear that the student now has a complete understanding of how to do long division. I brought in some worksheets to do a more thorough lesson on adding and subtracting fractions. He is also now proficient in this area. I told him that his math skills have improved a lot in our short time together and that he should be very proud of himself. For extra practice, I told him to continue memorizing his multiplication tables (tonight he is working on multiples of 6), and we will continue working multiplication tables and doing timed quizzes until he has all of the multiples up to 12 fully memorized."
"The student and I finished division today and started the rounding worksheet that also covered adding, subtracting, and multiplication. He is doing very well in rounding. He requires more practice in simple multiplication."
"We went over word problems the student had difficulty understanding in class and also discussed matrices. Since the student started learning how to graph inequalities, I made sure to cover that topic as well."
"We covered mostly the project problems from her Calculus 2 class. First, we discussed the student's background, what they are learning in class these days, etc. Then, we went over the problems from her class project. I let the student approach the problems on her own first and then gave her guidance when she got stuck. Together, we tackled several problems. The student seemed to understand materials conceptually and could improve better if she practiced more. The session went pretty well overall."
"Together we went through a couple of the students practice problems. He is currently learning probability. We talked about the difference between 'and' and 'or' in probability. the student was able to solve most of the problems with little help. A tiny bit of studying will be enough for him to completely grasp the probability concepts."
"Practiced Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions. The student had to write each mixed number as an improper fraction and write each improper fraction as a mixed number or a whole number. She showed great progress in complete the practice sheets with a 95% score."
"The student and I completed her review for her upcoming test. We worked on problems solving and graphing absolute value functions. The student and I reviewed her homework, and did a few extra problems to make sure she understood mean, median, and mode. We also worked ahead on some of her homework for Thursday."