Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished working on patterns. The student did well with patterns. We also started adding three numbers by three numbers. For doing it for the first time she did very well. Then the student chose a book to read and read a chapter in her book and explained to me what the chapter was about."
"We used the corrected quiz to explore graphing equations and some other issues he had on the quiz. We also worked on French, specifically object pronouns and their placement in French."
"The student is doing pretty well, we finished off a practice test. He is having difficulty with rates and remembering some equations. He prefers doing long division rather than reducing the fraction (this is up to him but it would save time if he reduces the fraction). Other than that he's doing fairly well."
"Today is the first time that the student and I have had a session in a long time. We talked about what he has been doing in class and how his grades have been and he is happy with how he has been doing. He is still waiting to hear about his high school tests. Today, we went over his homework from the past two weeks. We started with problems involving scatterplots - graphing equations on them, interpreting them, finding equations from them - and he breezed through them very easily. We spent more time on the exponential equations part of his homework, which focused on exponential growth in things like animal populations. He continues to be a fast learner. He stays organized and on top of his homework so he never falls behind."
"Today the student and I met for the first time and did some light math work so I could see where he was mathematically. He has strong math skills and we will work in the future to make sure he can maintain and build upon these skills. Next week the student and I will be working on perimeter, multiplication, and word problems."
"During this session, the student's grandmother explained that he needed to complete a summer math book before the end of this week. Based on the amount of time and lessons, he and I decided to do seven lessons during each session. During this session, he was able to finish Lessons 1-6, and he was left with lesson 7 for homework."
"Today the student and I reviewed matrix addition, multiplication and reviewed what a scalar was in terms of matrix operations. He will continue to work on multiplication because it's still a new concept for him. We will review it until he is completely comfortable with it. We did start on finding the determinate, and the inverse of a matrix. Again it was a completely new concept for him so it did take a while for him to get the feel of it."
"I went over the student's homework from last session on chapter 3. We did a quick review over chapters 4 and 5 using the examples in each section. After each chapter, the student did some of the questions from the review that pertained to each section of that chapter. I asked him to review chapter 6 and complete some review questions at the end of the chapter for homework. I also asked him to log our tutoring sessions in his planner."
"I started the session with a quiz on topics covered in the past two weeks. The student was able to answer all the sub-parts of the problem given to her. In today's class I covered standard deviation (definition and concept), how to calculate standard deviation for ungrouped data and grouped data, and also how to simplify calculations using a derived formula or with the help of coded and assumed mean."
"We covered intervals of convergence for power series, speeds of increment of various functions, parametric surfaces of revolution, parametric arc length of curves, tangent lines to parametric equations, and finding parametric equations for a given function. I have no concerns at this time."
"The student and I worked on a number of things today. We discussed his reading, the assignment related to his last summer reading book, and ways to keep organized in preparation for that assignment. We worked on a number of math problems. Finally, we discussed the story that he is working on, and he wrote the first paragraph. My aim for the story assignment is to help with his understanding of English related concepts (including story structure, grammar, and eventually editing) and to practice his typing skills."
"She was very attentive and an excellent student. We practiced advanced factoring, solving systems of equations and some beginning rules with exponents."