Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She and I covered identifying names and values of coins, adding up coins, and trading coins for a certain amount. She is doing great with identifying the names and values of coins but struggled with counting value because she is unable to see the relationship between counting money and skip counting. This is a hard task to grasp, and we worked on it for quite some time tonight, but when it was her turn to try independently, she still was using the tally mark method of addition to get to the answer. A way to help her continue to prepare for her test is to have her count real coins by using skip counting."
"She and I covered the topics of sequences, series, and conic sections. She hasn't reached this material in her coursework yet, so I introduced the topics to her rather than work on practice problems. She and I talked through some of the more difficult parts of sequences and series. I hope this early exposure will help with her understanding of these topics in the coming weeks."
"She and I filled in all gaps from her review guide. We worked on solving systems of equations, Venn diagram word problems involving shading, and Cartesian products of sets. She has a few more problems to do on systems of equations (she felt least comfortable with this). After she practices, she will text me with questions if she still is not comfortable."
"She and I finished up the probability section of her class. This incorporated the general overview of the entire section (which consisted of permutations vs combinations, expected value, etc.). We worked through the problems given to her by her teacher. She seemed to understand the main concepts, getting a little weary on the principles that we had covered weeks ago."
"She and I focused on rounding and number lines today. I drew out a number line and used the colors red and blue to denote which number you round up and which numbers you round down. Afterwards, we did several practice problems rounding up and rounding down, but she was still struggling with rounding some number (ex:17) because she was basing her rounding not only on the ones but the tens as well. So we made some number lines and saw that the only thing that changes between "tens" is the ones digit."
"She and I got off to a great start! We focused on scientific notation and negative exponents. She had a pretty good understanding of the material prior to my input but at times made mistakes. This should be able to correct itself after more practice. I explained the differences in cross multiplication and fraction multiplication. I also explained several properties regarding exponent addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. From there, we moved on to scientific notation and practiced several problems out of the book. She wasn't too familiar with this section, so I spent some time retouching the lesson to her. She is a great student overall and very willing correct to the mistakes she makes. I suggested to her that she speak to her teacher and ask if there are any topics in the book that they may not go over in class so that we can focus on getting her ahead of the current course schedule. Great work!"