Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed fractions, exponents, and manipulation of equations, all of which are concepts that are covered in the student's spring break packet. When I brought up fractions, she immediately hesitated and said that she wasn't good at them; however, throughout the review, and after a few practice problems, I think she was refreshed enough to be more confident in that area. She showed progress with the manipulation of equations, even when I added fractions to the equations. Her spring break packet is due when she returns from spring break, and it counts as a project/test grade for class."
"We worked on adding, subtracting, and dividing decimals in both the dividend and divisor. We worked on subtracting numbers from zero. We worked on decimal numbers that were evenly divisible and those that had a remainder. We watched strategy videos. The student was engaged and seemed to grasp the concepts. He was assigned homework to do. He will need to improve his multiplication and counting skills so that he can work out the answers more quickly."
"Today, the student and I went over creating systems of equations by using word problems. This is a new type of problem that she is working on. After working on some practice questions to develop her skills in this area, we worked through some practice problems on her Chapter 5 practice quiz. She's taking a test on this material on Monday. We worked on matching graphs to equations of lines, solving systems of equations by graphing, and solving systems of equations through substitution. She seems to be getting the hang of some concepts (especially matching line equations with their graphs). I recommended that she continue working on the practice quiz problems to prepare for her test."
"This was my first meeting with the student and his mother. We started on his homework right away. He is currently working on the fundamentals of statistics, specifically on simple probability. When I came in, he had two of his problems written out. I sat down with him and showed him how I would work them out, then had him repeat the process for me. He picked up how to calculate simple probability quickly (event/total) and seemed comfortable with the first set of problems. I then helped him navigate the graphs and more complex problems in his problem set. For each set, I made sure that he finished the last few problems on his own. He seemed more confident by the time I left."
"The student received a 96 on his most recent assignment. We conducted a review of probability with Venn diagrams and symbols of intersection, union, and complement. We completed three past quiz corrections, reviewing probability and word translation of calculations. We also conducted an overview of polynomials to prepare for the upcoming midterms. All aspects of extrema, degree, end behavior, domain, range, zeroes, and shape were reviewed and executed with practice problems."
"The student I went over to review dot and cross products and their applications. In particular, we reviewed in depth the conceptual meaning of each mathematical technique as well as the mechanics for calculating the value of each. The student was able to quickly grasp each concept, but we spend a greater amount of the time discussing how to apply the techniques to particular problems in the end-of-the-section problems. When we parted, however, we had confidence that he would be able to complete his homework. Progress was indicated in the news that the student performed at an outstanding level on the exam we prepared for a few weeks back. Finals are coming up so we are preparing to meet more to accommodate the needed review time."