Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, the student and I continued our work on math fluency involving addition. She completed practice exercises to increase her competency using a given strategy. We also used constant time delay to learn doubles. The concept of the turn around rule for addition was discussed using a matching game with flashcards. The rules for adding 1 more and adding with 0 as an addend were also reviewed."
"We covered the concepts that will be on the three quizzes that she will be taking this week. She was very positive, going over all her notes to make sure she didn't have questions. I left her with homework to make some notecards on inverse trig functions and integrals of trig functions. Some wins today were problems from old quizzes as well as the area between curves."
"Today we worked on a review for her test on Wednesday. These problems included inequalities, box and whisker plots, dot plots, finding the mean, median, mode, and IQR of data sets. We also had word problems that asked to set up inequalities. She did really well with these. There was also a question regarding consecutive numbers; at first she was unsure about that type of problem but after a few additional examples she was grasping the concept."
"We covered more limits and I cleared up something that I had given him the other day. We then went over limits and their identities and properties. We covered how to use substitution when doing limit problems as well as limits at infinity. We then went over finding out derivatives of parabolas, and covered what the derivative tells you about the original function. We then went over the power rule and did an example problem really quickly involving the use of derivatives in the real world."
"This was my first academic session with this student. We reviewed 2 strands of the standards for me to assess where she falls. She flew through numbers in base ten. She truly understands place value significance. She is also strong in number operations and algebraic thinking. She struggled with skip counting by 2 and subtracting 3-digit numbers when borrowing was involved. We will also begin to lay a foundation for fraction understanding since it is a core element of 3rd grade."
"We introduce ourselves a bit. After that we set up a schedule for the upcoming weeks. We start up on exercise on chapter 1.1, introduction to algebra: Variables and Mathematical models. We started session 1.2 on Fractions in Algebra and will finish up next session."