Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I practiced his current lesson in class--adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. We proceeded to work on simplifying algebraic expressions. He did much better with these and also improved in solving one-step algebraic equations."
"We worked on chapter 1 in the student's math book for his test on Friday. We did a practice test and practice problems working with order of operations, positive and negative numbers and basic algebra equations. The student is very smart and working through the practice problems seemed to help his understanding of the math concepts."
"Covered topics in plane geometry, including angle types and how to remember their names. Covered topics in recursive functions, including how they're defined and how to notice, in particular, for ones denoting growth, how they shape up over many iterations. Covered topics in arithmetic, including properties of multiplying two terms with mixed signs, and why those rules exist and how they work, also covered order of operations and showing your work, line by line, so you can keep track of the steps taken in problem solutions - it applies to all problem types."
"We reviewed for an Algebra 2 test and covered odd/even functions, inverse functions, and piecewise functions. We then worked on a complex multi-step kinematic problem in Physics and went over diagramming situations, strategizing, and choosing the right equations to use."
"Continued with angle relationships and went over graphing/translations. The student improved on identifying all types of angle relationships, but still needs help on interpreting their significance. I gave him a diagram outlining all aspects so he can study. His ability to graph and translate was lacking at first, but improved drastically after a quick review. Showed him a few websites he can use to practice for an upcoming test on Thursday."
"Our time together mostly consisted of completing his math homework. We did some reading of the textbook, making note cards along the way. Once we read through this chapter together, we then reviewed these note cards, studying in more depth the ones that needed some clarification. Then we did practice problems in the back of the book. Since he did have extra practice- in the form of more practice problems in the book- I did not leave him with any practice that I brought; I just left him with the instructions to complete more of these problems. As always, my time with him was enjoyable, beneficial and productive."
"During this session, we went through a study guide for the student's upcoming test, as well as completing more similar practice problems. We worked specifically with number lines (especially fractional or negative), exponents and how to simplify them, and scientific notation. We also worked on a few other things, but those were the most misunderstood parts."
"The student and I worked on his math homework today. He is working on math equations involving variables. We need to go back to the basics. We also worked on his paper for English. He is on his second rewrite. It is due Monday."
"This evening, the student was very well prepared with questions and a list of things she wanted to cover. She has a test on Monday that she is preparing for so we worked on her final homework assignment, reviewing concepts and finishing it. We especially talked about inverse functions. We then worked on her Homework Check-in's/quizzes that she could make up for extra points. She is going to complete those as well as a practice test that her teacher will be posting in preparation for Monday's test. I think that she has a good study plan for her test and is being very proactive with her class and engaging with her teacher!"
"This was our first session, and so we got to know each other briefly and launched right into the student's study guide for his math test the next day. The focus was on rounding, multiplying and dividing decimals, and converting fractions into decimals and vice versa. The student did an excellent job verbalizing where he felt strong and where he felt he needed more practice. He talked through all of his steps, and struggled only a bit when it came to showing all of his work. Toward the end of the session, we moved to the 6th grade math practice workbook and focused on ch. 7: Diving whole #'s by decimals, Dividing decimals by whole numbers."
"The student and I first worked on her geometry assignment, which required her to continue using algebra to solve for line length. She had to come up with equations to relate different lines, solve for x, and solve for line length. She struggled a bit with forming equations but improved with practice. We then worked on her science assignment which covered scientific vocabulary."
"We focused on his homework this evening. He had two assignments, the first of which he needed to answer questions in regards to sampling, which he did very well on his own. He seems to have a strong understanding of sampling and the varying methods. Next we worked on a Z-score worksheet. He found the equation for z-score in his notes, and I showed him how to use a normal distribution table to determine probability from a z-score value."