Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Subtraction with regrouping- practiced with flats, tens, and ones. Noticed that the student's errors occurred when she would borrow from the 10's column and would not strike through the number and reduce it. Once she noticed her error she did it less frequently. Fluency and Comprehension Passage- Johnny Appleseed. The student read the passage three times for accuracy and fluency. Her errors decreased with each reading from 9, to 4, to 3 respectively! She also did a fantastic job with identifying supporting details in the text! She had a little trouble with writing her answer to the comprehension question. Persuasive Communication: we didn't have time for a full lesson but the student REALLY wanted to watch a Johnny Appleseed story on the iPad so I used that as an opportunity for her to practice persuasion! Initially she just wanted to say please or because I want to but when I kept saying nope she said, and I quote, "I would like to watch the Johnny Appleseed video because I would like to learn more about him"! FANTASTIC!"
"Started working with the student on his times tables. We also reviewed an extra credit assignment that related to geometry and long multiplication."
"Completed word problems. Practiced fractions. Multiplication fluency. The student will practice multiplication by 6, 7 and 8 over the weekend."
"In today's session the student and I worked through the first few sections of his calculus 3 course, first discussing the general theory behind the topics before moving on to working some practice problems together. The topics we covered included vectors and vector operations, equations for lines and planes and how to work with them, and space curves."
"We began with a basic review of algebra skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.). The student has great enthusiasm and is very eager to strengthen his math skills. He needs more practice from the textbook to avoid minor mistakes when solving problems. I gave him extra resources and encouraged him to do more problems directly from the book. He is a great student and I look forward to enhancing his algebraic problem solving skills."
"We discussed why multiple regression analysis was an appropriate statistical test to use for the data set described in her dissertation proposal methods. I introduced her to a software tool to perform power analysis. We discussed the differences between forward, backward, and stepwise linear regression, and decided that stepwise would be the least biased and most appropriate measurement. We discussed how to justify the survey types used; specifically to cite literature sources that have used them before and what statistical measures were used to analyze data collected with these surveys, and then use that as guidance to model her analysis."