Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the upcoming chapter about inverse functions, exponential functions, and logarithms. We went over the basics, so she should be ready to learn the more complicated concepts in class."
"This session with the student, we managed to get his math homework done, determine some of his assignments for the week, clean out his binders and discuss the poem he needs to write for English in the style of Thoreau."
"Today, we finished covering solving for variables, and then we moved on to functions, the vertical and horizontal line test, and one-to-one functions."
"The student and I read for another 15 minutes today and she did well summarizing the story as she went along. For the rest of the session we reviewed the multiplication sets and played a game involving them. Again, she struggled with addition with more than one digit so we worked on that repeatedly. Throughout the session, she showed excitement when she got the problems correct. Overall, she showed a positive attitude throughout the session. She and I discussed certain multiplication strategies as well. At the end of the session, her mother and I discussed what they can practice over the holidays."
"The student and I played card games focused around basic facts. She timed me adding up the entire deck of cards, and then I timed her adding pairs until she finished the deck. We then stopped to practice graphic coordinates. Then, she made up her own addition card game! She had so much fun since there was no pressure to accomplish anything specifically, and she did a great job. I could see her thinking more quickly even over the course of one hour."
"I've gone through three pages of word problems involving algebra with the student today. The word problems required writing down equations that represent each worded question and then solving them. He had no problem in that area. In fact, he seemed to enjoy it. As homework, I've assigned him a page of algebra that involved solving each equation, and also assigned him a page of subtracting fractions."