Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over 'dilations' this session-- essentially, making similar shapes (larger or smaller) or looking at similar shapes and figuring out the factor used to calculate the new, dilated shape from the original shape. The student had a little bit of trouble understanding the overall concept and why the proportionality factor functioned the way that it did. We went back through the proportionalities and similar shapes that she was more comfortable with and used to in order to better understand dilations. When I left, her understanding could still have been improved, but it did seem like she had more or less turned the corner."
"We went over two chapters: linear programming and coding. We went over the concepts and did an example problem for each one. The student seemed to have a good handle on this material. Her test was moved to March 10th, so we will be meeting on March 9th to go over another chapter and review for the exams. In the meantime, she will do more practice problems for the two chapters we covered today!"
"Today we worked on the student's homework packet. The section we covered included graphing quadratic polynomials by finding the axis of symmetry, vertex, y-intercept and two other points. She did a great job using the axis of symmetry formula and quadratic equation to calculate these properties. We also worked on word problems that included real life scenarios. So we went over why these graphs are kept in the first quadrant and arrows are not drawn on the ends. She was able to complete this assignment correctly."
"The first student and I read several poems to look at a variety of styles. He wrote a poem incorporating humor, repetition, rhyme and simile. The second student worked on plotting 2 variables using the computer program."
"I met with the student to review math and spelling homework. Once that was complete, I used playing cards, math symbol dice, and place value chips to practice place value, comparative values, addition, and subtraction of 2- and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping. I noticed the student is adding and subtracting more quickly. He remembered to start with ones, which was an improvement from the previous day. He was able to use recall more today also!"
"We covered phonograms, comprehension, decoding, and retelling. We also read "How Pecos Bill Got His Name." We worked on vocab with a fill-in-the-blank sheet. The student is struggling most with comprehension and decoding, but the student's attitude towards the material reviewed is positive. He is working very hard at becoming a better reader. We will continue to work on this next session. Some strategies reviewed and used in this session were segmenting and rereading for understanding."