Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed some more of the basic math skills that student will continue to need this year and in future years. We did this by working a problem set out of his math textbook. Most of our work consisted of word problems, ratios, and problems with fractions, decimals, and percents. I have noticed that while there is still room for improvement, he is doing a better job at recognizing the types of word problems and distinguishing patterns between them. This will be particularly advantageous when he encounters these types of problems on tests. We will continue to work on these skills for the remainder of the week."
"We covered addition and subtraction of fractions, decimals, and simplification of fractions in our session today. Once the student's teacher hands out new worksheets after the break we will have new content to review."
"We continued to review area of polygons (triangle and quadrilaterals). Most of our time was spent going through problems we previously looked at last week. I am wondering if the student may have been trying to skip some steps in his head, which caused him to get a bit confused and forget steps to problems. Because of this, I felt he needed more practice before his upcoming Thursday test. I left a few worksheets with him as preparation work. These problems should help to bring back and solidify the concepts for him."
"The student and I reviewed analyzing data, 1 of the 4 main parts of statistics. I had a summary for each chapter that is covered in analyzing data. We looked at old AP exam free response questions and I even made multiple choice questions for review. The only issue he had was remembering the few key concepts from analyzing data, because he was introduced to them back in August or September. I don't think that is an issue any longer. He felt better, more confident, after our session."
"The student had a lot of homework on the circumference and area of circles. I helped clarify the difference between circumference and area while also guiding the student through how to use a calculator for circle calculations."
"We conducted an introduction to polynomial characteristics. There was focus on extrema, end behavior, polynomial degree, domain, and range. We focused a little more time on understanding the purpose of domain and range, and how to identify each. In addition, I introduced specific examples of polynomial end behavior."