Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed several new grammar studies online. He also read a short story titled, "The Dileas" by Alistair MaClean. He continued writing his travel composition. He also read from the book, "Captains Courageous." We reviewed his math homework, and he completed a page from his math workbook."
"The student had two online quizzes to complete in preparation for an upcoming test. The first was on financial issues, determining monthly payments for loans and mortgages. She also was able to determine the amount of interest paid over the life of the loan. She is very fast and competent using the methods and charts necessary for the computations. She has notes outlining the procedures. The quiz did not cover the entire section, so we discussed finding out from the teacher what to expect on the next test. The second quiz was on probabilities. She was very good at creating and reading tree diagrams along with calculating probabilities."
"The student just started classes last week. He is taking essential contemporary math. We spent the hour reviewing some basic math operations, particularly multiplying and dividing. He did well remembering how to multiply by a two-digit factor. He needed more help dividing by a one-digit divisor. I allowed him to use a multiplication chart, something his teacher had given him. We then used fraction cubes to practice some fraction concepts, such as identifying fractional parts, comparing, and changing to common denominators. He did well on this review."
"The student managed to find the GED math book he was working out of previously, so we've begun to review topics we started off with. We reviewed adding/ subtracting/ multiplying/ dividing/ manipulating fractions, sequencing numbers, and long division with decimals. We did a very basic introduction to graph theory. We will continue to work out of sequence of workbook. I assigned practice problems from the workbook with the answer key to self-assess, and will review topics that were weak during our next session."
"The student needed help getting started on her science project. We did research and discussed the information pulled from internet. We also reviewed the final touches necessary to finalize her social studies project."
"The student needed some support solving simultaneous linear equations with four variables on her practice packet. She rearranged some of the variables in order to determine which ones would be easier to eliminate. I explained to her that once the original equations are changed to eliminate a variable, it is best not to re-use those original equations (but instead cross them off). The student responded well to using a short-cut method for solving these four-variable equations by combining like terms first to create one new equation, so I encouraged her to strategize the least amount of variables she needs to eliminate in order to determine their values. She had no trouble solving equations with fractions and four variables. She was cooperative and asked questions as always during the session."