Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This student and I met for our first session yesterday. I feel that he has a good foundation in pre-algebra, but definitely needs to spend more time with his schoolwork. He and I went over 25 questions from a practice exam and I feel that he definitely would have gotten 18 correct by himself. Overall he is a student that needs to develop certain math skills and definitely needs to spend more time with the topic. I spoke with his parents and we have discussed other things he can do during the week to help himself become a better student in pre-algebra. Overall, the session was a success and there is definitely room for growth and improvement. I look forward to meeting this student next week."
"Today we worked on finding the circumference diameter and radius of a circle. We did multiple practice problems. I left the student with some "finding perimeter of quadrilaterals" and "find the perimeter of triangles". Today's session went very well. She is very focused and seemed to be understanding by the properties of a circle very well."
"The student and I continued reviewing some older topics, this time - ratios, range, mean, median, mode, negative numbers, and decimals. We also worked on some problems from the state math exam. She has an easier time remembering some topics than others, and it looks like the flashcards we created to review negative numbers have helped some of that information stick in her mind. I assigned her a few more topics to create flashcards on and review for homework."
"I worked with the student on inferring definitions of new vocabulary from text and on word problems in math and supporting his answers. I worked with his sister on sight words and phonics, specifically the "th" sound which she had some difficulty recognizing. We also did addition with numbers 1-10."
"We focused on review of word problems with equivalent fractions, and good testing strategies including how to check answers effectively and interpret questions. The student has strong analytical skills, and tries to solve some calculations mentally. I reminded her that accuracy is more important, so in the event she loses track of numbers in her mind, she can and should write them down. I'll check in with her Wednesday afternoon after day 1 of her test to see whether we should meet briefly that night or the next."
"We went over a unit test that the student took last week. I broke down the questions he got incorrect into "missing labels," "computation errors," and "low understanding." He didn't understand three problems worth a total of 4 points. We went over those problems to see how they worked out correctly. After that, I had him figure out what his score would have been if he had labeled everything correctly, then if he had caught his simple computation errors. I think there was an awareness building of how important it is for him to take ownership of those things."