Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued solving problems using the normal distribution. We were able to work through some word problems this session which historically give the student some issues. He was able to work through them with some guidance from me. We will continue to hone our word problem deciphering skills as the school year progresses."
"The student and I continued to sharpen the skills he needs to get really comfortable with fractions. As per usual, once we went through the basics of the skill, like identifying GCF and LCM, he was able to explain it in his own terms and then answer the questions clearly and capably. Student two and I focused on word problems involving division. Once she was able to explain the setting of the problem, she continued to be able to solve them with a good deal of hard work. She still is working on translating the problem from words into math, but continues to have a positive attitude and is not afraid of working hard."
"The student and I continued to study for her social studies test that she has this week. I taught her about how to make a kind map as a good studying method, and she seemed to like it because she enjoys drawing. Since our time was limited though, we weren't able to complete it. We also studied for her math quiz about long division and adding/subtracting decimals. She did well with all three areas. We used graph paper for the practice problems, and she agreed it helped keep her work much neater. I anticipate that she will do well on both quizzes."
"The student and I continued to work on Chapter 9, and we completed homework for the next two sections. We focused on simplifying expressions with positive and negative square roots, adding/subtracting/multiplying complex numbers and square roots, completing the square, adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions, simplifying fractions, and solving equations with square roots and complex numbers."
"The student and I continued to work on factoring, such as in the difference or sum of cubes, using binomials and trinomials. We tried to find similar patterns in the factorization to be able to do the procedures during examination."
"The student and I continued to work on her class packets in preparation for her test. We developed strategies for attacking word problems in a way that feels manageable. Trying to dive right into a word problem without breaking it up into manageable chunks can lead to a student feeling overwhelmed at the work they have before them. She did seem to better understand how to begin solving word problems this session. We will continue to develop strategies in the future."