Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered converting percents to decimals and decimals to percents. Specifically, we discussed percents greater than 100 and less than 1. The student had some difficulty with this subject, so I plan to revisit it until she becomes more comfortable with it."
"We looked at graphing linear inequalities. I had introduced this concept a few weeks ago. Throughout this lesson, we discussed the meaning of y-intercepts and slopes. The most difficult part for the student was understanding the relationship between possible values of y and the graphed line. Once we talked in detail about this, and I had him place his pencil on the line and move up or down depending on the inequality sign, he understood it completely."
"The student is getting more comfortable with ratios and cross multiplication. We also went over vocabulary for the ISEE test. In general, he gets much more excited about math than English. He says that Algebra is "fun.""
"I covered polynomials and factoring out the greatest common factor. The student was initially having trouble recognizing the degree of a polynomial and what it is called. His attitude was fine. I just emphasized that the highest degree of the monomial is the degree for the monomial because its shape is affected by the highest degree. The win is with practice he was knowing how to and successfully solving problems."
"In today's session, we went over some key concepts to review for the student's test tomorrow. Additionally, she completed the homework she had assigned for the next day."
"We looked back over a quiz that the student had completed by herself. Next session, I plan to bring in a set of algebra word problems for us to drill on."