Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered solving problems with square roots and solving problems with the variable in the denominator, and solving graphing problems (linear). Strategies included taking small steps and checking the work and rereading the problem. No extra practice. No scores to report."
"We spent this session working on algebraic equations, simple geometry problems, and other math operations. The student has a strong understanding of the material in a general sense, but occasionally struggles with mental math and keeping track of signs throughout calculations. The meeting was productive because the student was legitimately interested in the material. As far as strategies are concerned, I introduced the technique of using units to guide processes in solving word problems (for example, one could look at the units of the given variables and see how they must be manipulated in order to reach the units desired in the answer). For extra practice, I suggested using various online resources. In my observation, the student has retained much of the material we discussed in the previous session, so I believe that she is progressing."
"Today I helped the student on his previous homework, and I noticed that even if he got the right answer for some questions, he did not fully understand the idea. I invited him to use variables and think forward on some specific questions."
"The student is currently working on building speed with subtraction. We practiced subtraction partners (11-5=6 so 11-6=5), as well as fact families (5+6=11 so 11-5=6), as ways to help her maybe not rely on her fingers as much. We practiced this with a math packet she brought home, and she didn't have any troubles with the work."
"The student and I worked on coordinate plane word problems. He knew the difference between the x-axis and y-axis. He still needs more practice with this. I asked him if the assignment was the first time he has worked on it in class, and he said he didn't know. I will try to find more word problems using coordinate planes."
"The student completed three SSAT elementary level math practice tests. She scored in the 60's, 70's, and then 90's. When she had questions, I helped her answer the question and explained the reasoning. She works well on her own."