Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued our unit on fractions. He has already learned all the topics necessary, but he needed more practice with word problems and applying what he knows to solve them. So I gave him short performance tasks that required him to multiply and add fractions. He understands the concepts, but forgets to reduce his fractions."
"Today, we started off our Algebra 2 journey with a discussion of matrices. I first taught the students what a matrix was and went over several different types of matrices. Next, we went over basic matrix operations such as addition, subtraction and multiplication. Finally we learned how to find the determinant of a 2x2 and 3x3 matrix. I left the students with homework covering matrix operations and finding a determinant."
"In this session, we reviewed fractions. The student let me know that he has been reviewing lessons in his Math classes, so we did move into new material. He first completed a worksheet that covered adding fractions. Then, we played a game using a deck of cards and inequality signs where he determined which fraction was larger. He used both techniques of arriving at a common denominator and using a pie drawing to determine which fraction was larger (when he could not figure this out mentally). I would still like to teach him to be more patient and really try to understand what each fraction means, rather than going through the motions of trying to quickly compare them."
"The student worked on her math homework. I gave her math problems to practice similar to what she is doing right now in class."
"We went over subtraction and addition word problems that I brought. She did well with addition but stumbled over recognizing subtraction as the necessary function for some of the problems. We will start with simpler subtractions problems next time and work up to word problems."
"Today with the student was to prepare for her calculus exam 3. We worked a lot on proofs regarding line integrals. I'm confident that, with the material we were able to cover, she will do well."