Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student reported an 85% score on his last test, up from a 35% on the previous one. Aside from that, I noticed some progress in his algebra skills. He can now solve equations with fewer steps."
"Today the student and I worked on math study skills (effectively using her past flashcards from previous topics to refresh her memory and create practice problems for herself), and proportion constants, which she is working on in class and has a quiz about this week. During these exercises, we uncovered a few past skills to work on a bit more and refresh/build intuition, so we will do these as warm up exercises in the next few lessons."
"The student and I went over homework problems covering multi-step equations using the distributive property. He seemed to be doing really well except he would sometimes make mistakes for adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing positive and negative integers. I recommended that he do more practice problems with these, and he agreed to do so between now and when we meet again."
"For this session, the student and I discussed what she is learning in math, her learning style, and the goal she has for math this year. She said she would ultimately like to get into honors algebra in high school, so it is important to have a strong foundation in math. After our discussion, she and I did some test prep for her upcoming chapter 3 test."
"We reviewed the students mistakes from the last quiz, and then we did practice problems to help prepare for the quiz Monday. While reviewing for the quiz Monday, we discovered possible places for errors and how to fix them."
"The student worked on his math homework. He is doing multiplication of large numbers -- a two-digit number multiplied by a six-digit number. It is very tedious and time consuming work. We then did a little bit of work on times tables through apps on his iPad at the end. He should use those apps at least 15 minutes every day. He should focus on answering quickly by memory and not calculating any multiplication using numbers 0 through 10."