Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a test that he didn't do so well on, so we went over the questions he missed. After that we went over a sort of grab bag of various topics relating to rational functions, zeroes, and imaginary numbers, and then finally we hit the most recent stuff, which is simplifying expressions using fancy arithmetic. After doing one example and giving a few basic tips, he seemed to have a pretty good handle on it! He's got a test over it tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes."
"Today the student and I went over his math test. Next time we will be sure to review together so hopefully his score will improve. I noticed that the main issue he seemed to have on the test was finding slope and having enough time to finish the word problems. We went through these and he seemed to understand the process, but I will continue to check in on these skills with him. Next we worked on his math homework, focusing on solving for percent increase or decrease. He seemed to have a pretty good understanding of this by the end of the worksheet. We had a little bit of time left, so we discussed Out of the Dust, a book he just finished reading for school."
"Today, we went over the student's last test that she received a 60% on; after some practice, she was able to complete most of the questions successfully, and with a little more practice I believe she will be able to be confident in her answers. We also completed her homework that is due tomorrow that concerned naming various triangle angles and sides, as well as naming different types of quadrilaterals (parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombus, rectangles, and squares). She is very eager to learn, and picks up concepts quickly; whenever I would explain a new method to complete a problem, she was able to complete it herself after very little practice. For our next session, we will complete her 'Math Detective' assignment, as well as review any concepts that she had trouble with coming week to ensure that she is on top of her material for her upcoming test."
"We focused on fractions and operations with them. The most trouble the student had came from simplifying and creating equivalent fractions. I had her do simple exercises to help her learn how to do such tasks. Once she had them down, addition and subtraction became a breeze for her. We ended the session going over word problems and identifying the operations necessary to answer them."
"The girls needed to finish homework on finding the volume of 3D figures such as cones. This required understanding how to find area of circles as well as remembering the formula for volume. We then moved on in the section to look over and start the work that would come up next."
"Last night, the student and I went over more geometric and arithmetic sequences. This concept dove further, having the student recognize sequences in different forms (word problems, charts, graphs, and tables). He was initially struggling with recognizing the problem and setting up the recursive and explicit formulas, but after a little practice, he did very well. He remained calm and positive throughout the entire session. I left him with some leftover homework, and we worked out one problem that was a little more difficult. He is improving his grades in both Math and Biology."