Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has started a new section in math. The new section will give him the opportunity to bring his grade up. It seems that they are going over information that we have in the past, but with an extra step."
"The student now has a laptop so she can do her online assignments. She is in the middle of a two day math test for which she studied last week. Tonight we began working on her science project on the periodic table. She had not really looked at the rubric and did not realize that a preliminary portion of the project was due today. She completed it tonight but did not know how to submit it electronically. I told her to talk to her science teacher about the correct procedure. She also worked ahead on the next phase of the project which is due on the 19th. She was concerned about the rubric requiring the project to be typed. She does not currently have a printer. I told her how to get it printed in her school library."
"The student struggled with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing negative numbers. After the student and I went through her homework we reviewed these concepts until she felt comfortable with the material and got 10 problems correct in a row. I left her a page of problems to be completed a few each day prior to her exam."
"The student told me she was working on square root equations and needed help with them when they have extraneous solutions. I found a worksheet that covered all different equations with square roots. After showing her a few examples, she understood the concepts. She asked some questions from her homework, which we then went over. These mostly included graphing word problems. We finished with a difficult slope problem that she was struggling with."
"The student was able to redo an assignment in his math class. It involved subtracting decimals. He was able to line up the decimal points, put zeroes in as place holders and subtract with regrouping. He was able to successfully regroup over numbers with more than two zeroes. Sometimes however, he would go forward when counting instead of counting backwards. I did a pre-assessment on multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit. He did not use the algorithm correctly and did not compute two partial products. Once I showed him, he was able to complete correctly, using a multiplication chart. He was able to verbalize his mistakes. He cannot do division with one or two digit divisors independently. These are skills that we can practice."
"The student wished to review differences between integers; he quickly remembered how to change a difference into a sum using the opposite number. We moved on to basic algebra, working with the idea of multiplying and adding unknown values represented as "x". We will attempt to continue introducing algebra if the student doesn't have material that needs to be reviewed or worked on."