Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over math worksheet test she had taken in class, but not graded by teacher, it covered addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of positive and negative fractions and decimals. The student converts complex fractions perfectly and does well with long division but she struggles with subtracting negative numbers and adding a smaller positive integer to a greater negative integer. I taught her some tricks to simplify or change her approach to solving them. She also had homework she had already completed but had questions on, we went through all the questions and she only needed to make two minor corrections. She is learning how to write algebraic expressions based on word problems."
"Today, the student and I reviewed her lesson on decimals. We especially went over centimeters and millimeters and did a couple practice problems. She then completed the rest of her math assignment smoothly. She is very smart and just seems like she needs some assurance that she is doing the problems correctly. Finally, we began the lessons after 1.6. We reviewed factors and products and began to talk about multiplying decimals. I did not leave her with any extra practice since we got ahead. Overall, a great first session!"
"The student and I worked through his homework assignment, which focused on factoring polynomials. By the end of the session, he was starting to work the problems out with minimal help from me. I suggested he focus on reviewing his multiplication tables, as this is key to efficiency and accuracy in factoring. At this time, I have no concerns and feel we will be able to continue making good progress."
"The student scored 102 on her last math test, which means that she remedied the minor errors she was making! We worked on some of the homework questions she was struggling on. We did problems involving improper fractions coefficients and solving for a variable using cross multiplication. We ended the session by working on translating word problems into equations involving variables."
"The student and I went over simplifying algebraic expressions by using the distribution property of multiplication and combining like terms. We also talked about evaluating values of these expressions when x is equal to certain values. He seemed to pick up the concepts pretty well."
"For our first session, the student and I focused on vectors, including notation, geometry, arithmetic, magnitude, and general concepts. He tends to pick up very quickly on concepts he didn't feel strong in before once they've been explained to him and he's gone through an example or two. He mentioned being slightly behind in homework, but now that he's stronger in the concepts he was struggling with I think he will catch up quickly."
"Today the student and I discussed rounding, estimating, order of operations, <,>, =, and adding and subtracting with decimal points. He needs more practice with order of operations. However, he is doing great with rounding and with decimals."
"The student and I discussed math today. We worked with number lines, repeating and terminating decimals, and subtracting fractions. He also wrote notes for evaluating absolute values, but didn't get to finish it before the session was over."
"First session went well. We discussed the three transformations; reflection, rotation, and translation. Student had a quiz the following day and I will get results the next session. Student found rotations about a specific point, not on the origin, to be a challenge."
"The student has an upcoming exam. We reviewed some of the problems on the practice test as well as some of the homework problems. The homework covered polar curves. She was unable to complete the homework problems during our session. I am looking forward to seeing her grades for her quiz and test."
"We reviewed number sense, greater than/less than, and finished with word problems. The student did really well with all three sections. We are changing to once a week after this week."
"The student received her test back, and she was allowed to correct the mistakes from her test and receive half credit. We discussed this and moved on to her new homework assignment. She is beginning to do problem solving and appears to grasp the material."