Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did math work that included multiple-choice questions, word problems, fractions, and line plotting. The students are showing improvement."
"Today I worked with the students on math. They worked well and knew how to do the calculations. I will focus on helping them to set up problems."
"Today we tackled multiplication again! The student and I worked on her 3's times tables and she rocked it!!!! We started from concrete practice, creating groups of threes to represent each segment of the multiplication family. We used macaroni noodles so she could physically skip count by threes. Then we tried it again with her fingers and a chant. Next we tried it using a tic-tac-toe grid. We practiced, practiced, practiced and then she tried a fact sheet. She wanted to extend her time from 1 minute to 5 minutes and she stated that she would try the easy problems first and then move to the harder ones. I set the timer but towards the end I stopped it early so she could have additional time to try some of the harder questions. So in about 6.5 minutes she attempted 36 problems out of 60 and got all 36 correct!!! Today was a great confidence building session for her! With practice and confidence she can remember her facts and begin to increase her skills in class!"
"The student recently took a math test on Chapter 6: slope-intercept/point-slope, and graphing equations of lines (he does not have it back yet). His class is almost done with a new unit as well on Inequalities, though he is unsure when the test will be. The unit includes one-step inequalities, compound inequalities, least/most models, and absolute value (in inequalities). We reviewed the rules for absolute value, as well as switching the magnitude of the inequality during multiplication, and division of negative numbers. We also talked about notation for AND & OR symbols, as well as when to use [ ] or ( ) when reporting boundaries. We used the online practice problems for inequalities at an Algebra I & II level. I am looking to bring in more challenging material for him to practice with. For the remaining 15 minutes of our session he completed the 7th grade math calculator section."
"The student worked through a homework sheet covering Sections 7.1 and 7.2: transformation, lines of reflection, rotations, etc. We also talked through example problems from last session involving circumference, pi, and calculating speed with distance and time."
"We went over the student's homework for the day. He is beginning chapter 6.1, and the focus of today was regular/convex polygons and internal/external angle measurements. There are a couple formulas and key facts to remember about this chapter, involving computing interior angles using the # of sides, remembering the consistent measurement of exterior angles, and utilizing all information to compute values of angles that are dependent on the variable "x". I think that he was definitely starting to get it. I think with more drilling, he will be able to comfortably think more fluidly. He definitely is on the right track. With more focus on the same material, we will be able to get him ready for further sections in the chapter."