Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we covered the addition and subtraction of fractions. We also covered the addition and subtraction of time lengths. The student has his own method for adding and subtracting time, yet it works for him and he comes up with the correct answer. Therefore, I let him use this method. He understands the mechanics and steps for adding and subtracting fractions, yet I'm not convinced that he understands the actual concepts behind what he is doing. He also sometimes forgets to simplify fractions, but once I remind him, he simplifies to the correct fraction. We went through all of his homework problems as well as two worksheets I brought."
"The student and I went over how to solve inequalities through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. He seemed to have very little problem with most of the information we covered, except for problems that involved fractions or negative numbers. He said that his teacher had not yet gotten to the concept of dealing with inequalities with negative numbers, so it's not surprising that it was a bit challenging. We worked ahead, however, and I think he should be nicely prepared for when they go over the concept in class later this week."
"The student and I took a look at his homework due tomorrow in math. His class just began studying the areas of triangles. He enjoyed this topic and understands it with ease! After checking the answers to his homework, I gave some practice area problems that are a little tougher for him to solve. I then wanted to do a snapshot review of multiplying/dividing fractions just to see if it was fresh on his min. He did them very well! At the end of our session, I introduced him to the concept of Pi and how to find the area of a circle. Since it is Pi day tomorrow, I thought it was quite fitting!"
"We worked on solving trigonometric identities. The student worked twenty to thirty problems and did very well. He understands this material well. He only got stuck on a couple of them; overall he did very well."
"The student had homework over multiplying and dividing money. She had a few word problems that gave her difficulty, but did well overall. When she finished, we did a review where we covered reading histograms, degrees in a circle, rounding, changing decimals to fractions, and area."
"The student and I looked at his math homework and discussed the material he is learning in class. These included adding mixed numbers and simplifying fractions. He showed a natural aptitude for the work, but he rushed through things at first, trying to do everything in his head. Once he slowed down a little bit and began writing his work down, he progressed quickly."