Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was a really good session with the student! We focused specifically on probability and general introduction to statistics. We went over outcomes, simple events, randomness, complementary elements, and sample spaces in addition to theoretical and experimental probabilities. We then did some exercises with dice and coins to illustrate the differences between the two types of probabilities. He did a great job and didn't have any questions or struggle with any of the concepts which is great! I left him with some additional work, and I believe that next time we should be able to move onto tree diagrams."
"Today was our initial session. The student was very respectful and pleasant to work with as we worked through her homework practice problems. The practice problems focused on fractions and percentages. I explained to her how to take one big group of items and create small equal groups in order to show representation of the whole group. I also worked with her on a few critical thinking problems that discussed absolute value. She gained a deeper understanding of fraction, percentages, and absolute value during our session. I am looking forward to working with her again as our goal for next week is to demonstrate high mastery on her upcoming standardized test."
"Today we continued working on ratios. The student was struggling with scale factors and knowing when to scale up or down. We practiced completing ratio tables based on analyzing the information provided. I continue encouraging the student to use what she knows."
"Today we covered a math test that the student got back. We re-did all of the problems that he missed. These were expanding form, word form, and standard form conversions. He was struggling most with focus. He did really well but it seems like a lack of focus may be what happened on the test. He seemed to understand all of the concepts once he slowed down and read the questions carefully. His was very accommodating once we introduced Nutella incentives!"
"Today we discussed subtracting integers both positive and negative, adding using the "same sign sum" and "different sign difference" rule. We covered subtracting; we change the second value used so that we may write the difference as a sum instead. The student struggled with the idea of opposite numbers being used with the opposite operation, but by the end of the session he seemed to really grasp this concept."
"Today we reviewed her history project, math homework, and science project. The science project is really impressive and she seems to be excited about school and proud of her work which makes me really happy!"