Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session we covered improper integrals. Student has a midterm coming up and wanted to go over some specific problems. We covered convergent and divergent integrals, along with how to turn a product into a quotient. She has a great understanding of the material covered so far, and really seemed to grasp these topics after just a few practice problems. Following this exam, we expect the instructor to start on new material so I didn't assign any extra practice. I know she is going to do awesome on the exam!"
"We corrected returned work from school. We then completed his homework. We ending the session by practicing problem solving skills in the problem solving workbook that I provided for him to work in."
"We covered long division for his French test on Tuesday. He is very good at using the method they taught in his French class to do long division. I taught him how to use multiplication to check his work. I also taught him how to use the French division method to check the American method and vice-versa. He let me know that he received three A's and one B on his math test last week. We also went over fractions, and I taught him how to count the number of line portions before reaching one and that this number will always be the denominator. This helped him greatly. He sometimes has difficulty lining up the numbers when completing long division using the American method, but other than that, he seems to really understand the concept. He dislikes fractions, but he still went through his homework problems with me."
"The student began with the Lesson 9 Checkpoint quiz and scored 80%. He is able to multiply by the reciprocal of a coefficient, in order to isolate a variable with prompting in the form of questions. He then began working on Lesson 10, which was a unit review and comprehensive test of 15 questions. The unit review and test covered equivalent fractions, changing mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa, finding numbers on the number line, comparing rational numbers, and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. The student scored 87% on the summative assessment, which indicated mastery. He still struggles to keep track of the steps needed to get the answer, and with some of the rules for manipulating numbers (for example, change to improper before multiplying). I presented some alternative methods for steps such as changing fractions to decimals, checking each answer to see which is correct and when it is helpful to use the calculator. He is progressing at a good pace and shows improvement in recall and skill at each new session."
"The student and I had a great first meeting. She was already proficient in the math concept we covered today. She had done well on her exam and only had a few questions on the foundations of the subject. I reminded her of the importance of checking her work."
"The student was able to solve a few "pick the anti-derivative" problems. The whole process taught him a road map for the next part of his calculus course. Homework assigned was for him to become fluent with taking derivatives: all of chapter 2 in his textbook. 2 days per section, and do as many problems as needed to master all the material. This is crucial since when he studies integrals, he will need to have mastered how to calculate derivatives."