Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through his exam review. I checked the questions that he had ready and solved first. He needs to read the questions carefully and check his work. I explained and showed him how he can check the answers. We also solved some word problems as well. It was about solving the system of equations. He is doing good."
"The student is so much more energetic towards problems than he was during our first meeting. Having him tell me he is sure of an answer and explain why I feel has really helped his confidence. I can feel that he is getting more comfortable with the material, and he actually knows the reasons behind what he is doing. I am so excited about the progress and I am really looking forward to seeing how he does on his next test, which I hear should be soon. Very, very proud right now."
"The student and I met to review for his upcoming test that got pushed back from last week - his teacher provided some practice problems from the book (with solutions posted online) and he had some specific areas he wanted to review before the test: inverse functions, properties of exponents, solving equations with exponents and radicals. We came up with a good list of things to remember for the test and we both felt like he was prepared."
"We covered long division and how to unfoil. The student was struggling with how to do long division problems when it came to two variables. She was positive and asked for help when needed. I gave her 4 hw problems to help her brush up on the skills learned. I was told that before I became her tutor, she was complaining about math, and now she doesn't anymore."
"In this session, the student and I practiced simplifying rational expressions and solving radical equations. I wrote some hard problems for her to try out, and she did fairly well with them. I sent her some additional practice to complete for her upcoming exam."
"We began working through some 8th grade level problems. The student had completed his practice and was much more able to solve exponent and percent problems. We ended the session by working on an extended problem. My focus was on identifying the information needed to problem solve. When solving difficult problems, I encourage him to write down every little step to avoid confusion. He needs to make a list of what he already understands, what he is solving for, and how he plans to get there. His entrance exam is next week, and I wish him luck!"