Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through some practice exam problems. She improved mostly in identifying problems and the method needed to solve them. Once we started problems she quickly understood their solutions. She has the rest of the practice exam to work on and about a week before the test to study."
"The student and I worked through two Mathematics exams, focusing specifically on the problems she was incorrect on. The exam focused primarily on determining the differences in rational numbers, whole numbers, integers, and real numbers. Also, she had to make determinations between decimals and fractions and see which values were greater. I helped her visualize the fractions and decimals on a number line (a ruler), and this helped her understand the orders of these fractions and decimals. I also helped her with factors so that she was able to develop a better understanding of comparing fractions with unlike denominators. I made checks for understanding and always paused to see if she had any questions."
"The student and I worked today on factoring. She is now an expert at factoring with a coefficient of 1, and is doing very well factoring when the coefficient is not equal to 1. I showed her my trick for solving these problems, and she was able to complete them with little to no assistance by the end of our session!"
"The student arrived home from school late today, so he was still excited over the day and needed an after school snack. We briefly reviewed his math quiz. We accomplished about 10 out of 30 math homework questions. We reviewed the concept of zero times any number is always zero and one times any number is always the number. I left him with 0 and 1 times table practice. If he has the energy, he will try to finish the easier adding and subtracting homework questions. We reviewed Friday's spelling words which he seemed to know very well. I will call his teacher tomorrow to discuss math strategies. Reviewed the need for a quiet, undisturbed place to work. Parents are working on it."
"The student asked for help with his math homework which was solving for variables in formulas. We did some practice problems, and he asked to work on distance problems. I then gave him a timed practice test."
"The student began our session by saying "we're putting letters in math now!" I was really excited to see how she was approaching algebra, and she clearly intuitively understands a lot of it. However, she still struggled a bit with understanding the foundation of algebra-- that a letter represents "some number" which can be different each time, and that we sometimes plug in other numbers for it. I think this will get better over time."