Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, the student and started with a warm-up on centers of measurement. This included mean, median, mode, and range. She has a great understanding of this topic, so we then did practice problems on histograms, as that is what her class is working on now. The student did several histogram-related problems, even taking the time to make sure they were as neat and legible as possible. She included all labels and a title, having very little trouble with the topic. As such, I didn't give her too much homework since she understands so well. I gave her a short worksheet on histograms for homework, due for the next session."
"He and I did a little more IXL work today after he completed his homework (which he did a fine job on). He really seemed to take to geometry topics, particularly identifying different shapes, whether or not something was a polygon, and regular polygons. We got to talk about recognizing common prefixes (like 'oct' in octopus and octagon) to figure out how many sides a shape has based on its name. He really took to graphing and identifying points on a coordinate plane, and he expressed interest in doing problems with data and graphing in the future."
"He and I studied for his geography exam tomorrow. We also completed a simple predicate assignment for language arts. He did very well with both --- I think he was surprised at how well he performed with the simple predicate exercise. He and I also completed an assignment for language arts where he had to identify the author's purpose and give a sentence or two defending his selection. He too, did well at identifying the author's purpose. However, when it came time to give evidence in the form of a sentence, he did not use complete sentences. We had to go back and fix this mistake while also stressing the importance of complete sentences, what they sound/look like."
"He and I went over how to multiply and divide fractions and convert them to mixed numbers. Then, we worked on more dimensional analysis. I gave him more challenging problems and he was able to do them with little guidance. He understood the topics well at the end of our session."
"He and I went over some material from his classroom. We worked on unit ratios. The understanding of what we are providing at what rate. We looked at multiple step problems and focused on strategies to develop our understanding."
"He and I went over some topics to review such as subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators. Breaking up 3D shapes to get volume and writing expressions given a word problem were among the topics we reviewed. He has been much more careful with his work, and his scratch work has become increasingly more neat. Both are helping him to truly grasp concepts and apply them to many different problems."