Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through some geometry practice, focusing primarily on triangles and circles (area, perimeter/circumference, triangle inequality theorem, area/arc length for portions of circles). She didn't have a clear memory of some of the concepts, but she picked them up very quickly and seemed to be able to use them fluently by the end of the lesson. I gave her a little bit of practice in finding unknown angles for Thursday."
"The student and I worked on a little bit of writing, such as using pronouns as subjects. We also worked on math, including fractions and tables of multiplications. She is still memorizing the multiplications, but everything else, she seemed to understand fine."
"The student and I worked on a lot of things this evening! First we did some practice about polynomials and factoring. We practiced with terms like binomial, monomial, and trinomial, differentiating between the numbers of terms, and quadratic, linear, and cubic, differentiating between different degrees. Then we practiced with adding and subtracting polynomials. The only issues were with negative integers, rather than with the new topic. She definitely understands what it means to combine like terms. We will continue to work on that, because it will keep coming up. We also multiplied binomials and trinomials, running into few issues there. Next we looked at a worksheet about factoring by grouping, which she grasped without much effort. Then we looked at a less-than-successful test and figured out where things went wrong, and what she has control over for next time. We had a productive time!"
"The student and I worked on a packet of worksheets that I provided, concerning a review of what we did last week and new material (Greatest Common Factors). She still has a good comprehension of composite vs prime numbers as well as factoring. In regards to finding the greatest common factor of two numbers, a new concept that she learned in school this week, she seems to have a good base understanding. To be more specific, she knows what a GCF is and its purpose. However, when it comes to finding the GCF of larger numbers, she seems to show some difficulty. We will continue to work on finding the greatest common factors of larger numbers next week, as well as look into the new material that she learned in school over the week."
"The student and I worked on a pre-test. She was struggling with mathematical concepts rather than procedures. As we worked through the pre-test I noticed that she has strong math skills, but just needed more details or intuition behind the math. Her perseverance to getting the right answer and arriving to the right answer by herself was self evident!"
"The student and I worked on a review worksheet to prepare for his quiz tomorrow. The review sheet covered solving system of equations, factoring polynomials, a percentage problems, and finding a variable in a line equation when given a point. I'm realizing that he has gaps in his math knowledge so I think overtime, we will be able to fill in those gaps. We spent some time going over them, and he said that he started to understand the concept. At the end of the session he said he felt a lot better than at the beginning so I hope that translates to his quiz."