Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed math and science homework assignments. Student also had questions about previous math homework, which we revisited."
"The student wasn't too confident in her volume test that she took. I explained to her how to complete them. She had a lot of difficulty with this topic due to the abstract figures and language of the word problems. She started a new unit on polygons over regular vs irregular and explaining why they are each. She also had to name each polygon. She did amazing. I think this will be a good unit for her. It's very visual. She got 100% on her cell test that we studied for."
"The pupil and I first reviewed the problems he missed on two math assignments. On the first assignment, he had the correct answers, but they were not simplified or made into mixed numbers. I went over with him how to make sure he would get credit for his answer next time. On the second assignment, he had a misconception about multiplying decimals. I explained the concept to him. We then worked on multiplication problems involving decimals, then four multiple-step word problems concerning multiplication, division, fractions, time, addition, and subtraction. He did well with the problems, and I encouraged him to follow through to the end with problems that contain multiple steps. To reinforce this, I advised him to write down his work as he thinks through the problem."
"In this session, the student completed two of her missed assignments. She first covered how to determine if a given set of data was a function. We also covered domain, range, independent and dependent variables. I was able to provide her with explanations to two problems she stumbled on after the session."
"We reviewed the quadratic equations in different formats (standard, factored, and vertex). We practiced going from one form to another and identifying key elements of the parabola based on the equations obtained. We reviewed the different ways of solving a quadratic equation without using the quadratic formula, and found out that sometimes it's easier to factor than to complete the square. After the Math review, we reviewed conjugation of Spanish verbs in present and past tense. We reviewed vocabulary and prepped for a midterm. The student changed from spelling words in Spanish to pronouncing them. Spanish pronunciation is easy for him."
"Today the student had an assignment that looked at a set of figures and then tried to find patterns. First we looked at how the figures changed at each step, then we looked at how perimeter changed, and then area. She made several charts, and also drew other figures in the series using the patterns we found. She also used technical writing skills to describe the patterns and how we found them. We spent the last 20 minutes of our session working on understanding graphs and data since that has been what her class has been focusing on. I showed her a variety of bar and line graphs and had her explain what they were trying to convey. I also had her answer specific questions about the data. She did really well, and definitely has mastered data analysis."