Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over current material with both students. Student one seems really comfortable with the material, minus a couple mistakes. Student two needs to review a little more, but it could be because it was brand new material that he was struggling a little more than previous sessions."
"Went through an introduction to his Mater Dei curriculum, the iPads, and how everything works. We talked about how to best use the calendars and how to get organized and stay on top of everything. We spent most of the time reviewing integers/fractions/expressions/equations as part of his ALEKS program for his algebra class. He is actually surprisingly more solid in math than he realizes and needs more practice and confidence moving forward. Having regular sessions should get his confidence level up and equip him well for the rest of 9th grade."
"With the student, I worked on learning how to find out if tables and graphs show direct variation. He really seemed on top of the subject, and we worked on his hw problems. He seemed enthusiastic and was giving it his best effort. Student two worked on how to find the slopes and y-intercept when given graphs or data points. I gave her a few practice problems to do after we finished working on her hw, and she understood the problems she was originally struggling on towards the end. Good session overall."
"Wonderful student! We covered addition and multiplication of up to three term, fourth order polynomials, expressing areas of various two dimensional shapes with polynomials, and how to change between a number with a complex exponent to a radical. I also provided several additional practice problems after we corrected her test mistakes together."
"Worked on inequality worksheet word problems and graphing problems. Completed 2 worksheets. I made sure he tries out the problem himself, and I helped only with problems he didn't get or made mistakes with."
"Worked on slope - the student did two problems from the homework. One was conceptual and another involved interpreting a table. I gave him the following advice on word problems and tables: it's easiest to figure out the rate of change or the slope if you draw your own graph on a coordinate system. It's a little bit of extra work but it'll make things a whole lot clearer. He shouldn't ever end up with a 0 on the bottom (x2-x1) when doing slope problems, so he may need to take a step back and make sure the points he is plugging in are correct!"