Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we focused on Spanish and math. We went over using equations to find angles. We covered and reviewed what degrees are of straight lines, semi-circles, right angles, circles, and triangles. We also went over complementary and supplementary angles. Then, we reviewed prepositions and prepositional phrases. We then went over the vocabulary list the student had for this unit, as well pronunciation exercises."
"Today, we worked on reviewing math factors, spelling lists, and vocabulary words. I demonstrated how to make flashcards for facts and spelling word practice. The student did well and eagerly practiced. She will write additional sentences on index cards for vocabulary words."
"Today's session was exciting! He and I reviewed adding and subtracting integers. He seemed to have a better understanding of the rule of adding and subtracting integers when the negative and positive signs are different. We worked on a worksheet that contained addition and subtraction of integers. He did well. The excitement came when we were doing our multiplication flashcards. He is really improving on his multiplication. He still uses the different strategies of multiplication, such as counting by fives, the hand trick with the nines, and repeated addition. When we did the twelves multiplication facts, we discover that there was a different pattern besides repeated addition that allowed him to remember his twelves. He and I ended the session with all smiles! For homework, he will continue to study his multiplication facts."
"We began solving linear equations. I showed the student the methods behind it and walked him through a couple of examples so that he could see said techniques in action. He had a little difficulty handling advanced operations (mainly exponents) when solving. I had him try out 2 step and 3 step equations on his own, and he was able to obtain his answers with little assistance. I assigned him some extra material to work with until next week."
"We changed our meeting time so that we could work on current homework as opposed to simply reviewing past assignments. His assignment this time was on reciprocating fractions, whether that be for the purpose of dividing fractions or simply to practice recognizing reciprocals. We discussed the difference between reciprocals and opposites, as well as how to take the reciprocal of a whole number. We went through the whole assignment and practiced solving for variables when the variables had fraction coefficients. Ultimately, I believe he got a much firmer grasp of both what a reciprocal is and how to solve equations for variables. Repetition is very good for him."
"We continued our work through the student's workbook. We finished fractions and decimals before starting on percentages. We got a lot done! Her speed has increased significantly since we started, so I will start assigning more homework soon."