Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a math worksheet to work on. It involved some algebra in which he had to find the missing number (n). He started to make connections and his development of the concept increased. At the end he said, I understand this 80%!"
"We went over some older competition questions and the student got stumped by some simple solutions. We then talked about some of his calculus problems and went over some different examples, including combinatorics which he had not seen before. We will meet again next week."
"Both students reviewed evaluating expressions given an x and y value. I gave both of them more FOIL problems and they both did well with them. I introduced both of them to problems solving linear equations with more than one operation. They both needed help a bit with it but they understood as I guided them through it."
"Today we covered review and mastery of factoring polynomials. The student was very receptive to my suggestion of better organization of her math binder to help with mastery. We also went over previous tests/ quizzes and corrected some incorrect questions. She was able to pinpoint areas that are her strengths and areas that need more practice. And lastly we went over the next section for her homework - graphing and graphing utilities. I have strategies on how to identify quickly the types of graphs in the section."
"Today the student and I focused on English and mathematics. First we read two books: The Birthday Surprise and Off to School. We took turns reading a page each back and forth and reviewing the words he said incorrectly. Then we used flashcards for him to say sight words aloud. They included words such as say, want, what, they, now, new, there, and that. After working on English we spent the remainder of the hour working on subtraction problems using his computer program. Today's problems focused on subtracting problems with 0 and then word problems using subtractions as well. 30 minutes were dedicated to each English and mathematics today."
"The student and I covered related rates and the basics of graphing functions and their derivatives. He can execute implicit differentiation well, but he was having trouble applying it through related rates problem. We did multiple practice problems for it, and I saw improvements in his approach. In terms of graphing, he got the fundamentals and I think he would benefit by doing more practice problems. Also, I will try taking computer notes for him on our next session so I can just email it to him so he'll get an idea of how to take better notes and to make sure he retains the information we cover in session."