Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we focused on the particular multiplication flash cards that the student has been having trouble with. We took a break from math to read a few more pages of the book we've been working on. We finished up by reviewing the multiplication problems again. I noticed he was starting to record them to memory towards the end of the session. I left these particular flash cards with him to practice when he has time, until next session."
"Student 1: I tried to move quickly through Chapter 2 but as the material was new for him, the student was reluctant to move too quickly. I think with how much time the review took over this summer, his tutoring will be even more effective when it maps onto what he is learning in class. Student 2: We started to move on to decimals (the next chapter) which he did very well with, but he had not retained everything about the algebra from the previous week, so I mixed up the types of problems to make sure he was understanding the concepts instead of doing rote calculations. I assigned homework to both boys."
"This was my first meeting with the student's family and I was pleased to find them welcoming and kind. The student is in a coordinate algebra class and had a few questions before her exam. We talked about solving for particular variables, midpoints, converting word problems to equations, inequalities and proportions. She has strong math skills and just had a few questions from each section that she quickly picked up on. I expect that she should do quite well on her first exam."
"We covered logarithms, change of base formula, and compound interest. The student not only had a good attitude, but knew the material very well. The only small struggle was helping with continuous compound interest. I left her with tips and tricks to help for the test. I feel like she will pass the test with flying colors."
"The student has a assessment coming up in a month or two. To this end, we worked on a subject based worksheet that focused on scatter plots, linear relationships, rate of change, measurements and angles of a triangle, dilation of the vertices of a rectangle; we also paid close attention to the Pythagorean theorem. We were able to finish this worksheet rather quickly and, at the student's request, spent the remainder of our time working through a packet entitled "data analysis review" that focused on scatter plots, mean deviation, simple interest and compound interest."
"The student has an exam tomorrow (mid-chapter test on inequalities) so we did some review. She is very comfortable with the material, aside from a slight shakiness dealing with fractions, so we spent the session doing complex problems with fractions and dividing/multiplying by negative numbers. I made up several problems for her to do that were undoubtedly much harder than anything she will have to do on her test. I am confident that she has a very solid grasp of the material and will do very well."