Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a test for which she had done poorly. She has an opportunity to retest the two sections that had the lowest grades. On review, her main problem was that she tried to be the first to finish and did not, in many instances, read the problem correctly. We discussed slowing down, reading and re-reading the problems, and working more carefully when she takes the retests. I asked her to rework this weekend all of the problems on the section that she will retest on Monday. Then, on Monday, she and I will go over the problems on the section that she will retest on Wednesday."
"This was a great session! The student got most of her homework done, though she tried to do most of it the night before. We completed chapter three and half of chapter four today. We're moving more quickly now, as she's getting used to working with the numbers more often. I assigned her homework and, this time, requested that she do three problems a day to complete the assignment by our Friday session."
"This was my last session with the student - we focused on graphing proportional lines, and began learning how to find the slope, y-intercept, and equations for lines on a coordinate plane. The reason we began this topic is because in class she is covering proportionality. I wanted to extend that and demonstrate what that would look like in formats other than fractions. She picked up on this topic very quickly - the only mistakes she made were not following the directions all the way because she tried to rush through the problems."
"This week, we covered the guess-and-check method for the student's upcoming quiz. We went through several examples, discussed solving algebraic equations, and strategized for the quiz. We also did a matrix problem together."
"Today the student and I went over rounding. It took a while for him to start understanding the concept of rounding, but I believe he has a firmer grasp of it now. We will continue to strengthen this skill in subsequent sessions."
"Today was a good session with the student! We started to work on dilation which is the final type of transformation, and he picked it up well with no issues, but I do think some more practice on transformations in general to make sure that he's got it would be ideal. Afterwards, we worked on practice 7th grade SOL problems. I took note of problems that he had some issues with, and noted specifically probability, ratios, and scientific notation. Scientific notation I believe can be covered in a refresh, but seventh grade level probability and statistics are topics that we'll start to work on more in depth in future sessions."