Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I continued to work with the student's review book to familiarize him with Algebra 2/Trig topics he will need for the state exam. He had only completed one of the four pages I had assigned him from the last session. We worked through the remaining sections in the first chapter and went on to graphing problems."
"I continued tutoring student one in algebra and student two and student three completed Chapter 1 in their new science textbook. We also started chapter 3 in their social studies text. We continued learning about pre-European America."
"I continued with explanations on the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percentages. The student was assisted with exercises involving the conversion of fractions to decimals limited to denominators 10 and 100. I further explained to the student how to recognize decimals with these kind of denominators and simply use the number of zeroes to determine the equivalent decimal. The next lesson will focus on fractions with denominators that result in non-recurring decimals."
"I covered imaginary numbers and algebraic methods to reduce equations containing them. In addition, we reviewed simplification of terms containing variables with negative exponents. Overall, the student struggled most with fundamental algebraic techniques while quickly grasping newer concepts. Through practice, he showed rapid improvement in his ability to solve problems and an increase in confidence."
"I covered the concept of multiplication and division using manipulatives in order for her to understand what is really happening when multiplying and dividing. She knows the easy multiplication facts. She struggles with the multiplication facts 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12. Then, she showed me her work involving adding and subtracting mixed numbers, which required finding the least common multiple. She had an ah-hah moment in multiplication. We did a mixed fraction problem step by step and with pictures. I included strategies to remember multiplication facts. She is to write and practice the multiplication facts for 4, 6, 7, and 8, and then do the addition mixed number fractions."
"I encouraged the student to browse through the first six chapters, and determine what his biggest weakness is. We can then work on that next week before his final. I would highly recommend he practice his flash cards, especially for the content in chapter 5."