Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we prepared for the student's last test before his final exam, which goes over long and synthetic division. I also gave him some specific practice. We also tried to review any material which he felt especially insecure with."
"This session, we reviewed percentages, including finding the percent of a number, finding a number given a percentage, and identifying what percent a number is of a whole. We additionally reviewed operations with fractions, evaluating algebraic expressions, simplifying algebraic expressions, and solving algebraic expressions."
"This session, we went over some concepts of distributive property. The student has a test coming up this week and we expect the test to cover fundamentals of pre-algebra. I feel he can improve on subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimal expressions still, so after reviewing and practicing distributive problems, we practiced on computing decimal problems. I do see improvement, but I want to see better retention of the steps. He can definitely work through problems when I'm there, but I learned that he uses a calculator to get through the practice problems when I'm not there. I left him with some extra practice problems and I hope he prepares for his test this Friday. The only concern I have at the moment is how dependent he is with a calculator. If he can consistently work through these problems without getting stuck, then that would be great. We will continue to work on this next session."
"This session, we worked on a worksheet that was embedded on an Excel worksheet. We covered some basic statistic equations and made calculations using them, including count, sum, mean (aka average), variance, and standard deviation. We also created a histogram with a given data set."
"This session, we worked on math, physical science, and reading. The student did a good job of paying attention and showing his work for his math homework. In science, we worked on learning vocabulary, and he filled out a homework sheet very neatly and color-coded it. At the end, we reviewed assignments that had due dates coming up."
"This sixth grader is working on negative and positive integers. Since the student still stumbles over basic multiplication facts, we started with a 1-minute multiplication worksheet before we tackled her homework. A number line was drawn for every problem so she could visualize it. We ended with double-digit multiplication because she forgets the formula for doing it."