Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over all the concepts she has learned the past few weeks since she has not been tested on them yet. This included rounding significant figures, finding surface area and volume of shapes, and finding the nth term. Reviewing the material gave her a better understanding and a reminder of some of the formulas and concepts she has to understand. She is doing really well so far."
"The students received their last test back with low marks. We went over the test together, and they were able to understand the concepts but had made several simple mistakes such as not simplifying the final answers. Fraction word problems still sometimes cause them problems so we discussed strategies to determine which operations to use. We also worked on simplifying fractions. They now do well with simplifying."
"In this session, we focused both on math and English. We began with the quadratic equation for the Algebra test. He had to solve for x using a variety of strategies, including completing the square, using the quadratic formula, factoring, and solving with square roots. As the best way to learn is through teaching, I had him teach me the strategies that he was using while correcting the test. Overall, he did well but is still reluctant to show all the steps of his work on paper. Next, we took some time to edit an essay. Most of the revisions focused on adding clarity to vague or ambiguous ideas. We ended with math. First we did some practice problems with the quadratic equation, and lastly we played some math trivia, a more cumulative review."
"The student and I held our final session in preparation for his math final. We went over the final exam practice sheet together, and in terms of conceptual understanding, he demonstrated a good knowledge of how to approach problems. I constructed several practice tests so that he would have to solve multiple problems on his own as if he were taking a real test to check his test-taking skills. The results showed he is fluid but does not take the time to really look back at the problem and understand what it is asking. I advised him to practice for the test as if it were the real thing, always double check his answers, and take his time."
"The student and I reviewed infinite series (geometric) and their sums. We worked through problem sets and will meet again tomorrow to go over more concepts."
"We worked specifically on statistics as the student has a text tomorrow on this topic. We reviewed making and analyzing box plots, dot plots, and frequency tables. We also discussed statistical and non-statistical questions, and interpreted data using mean, median, IQR, and MAD. He seemed to have a good grasp on the material. All in all, I think he is well prepared for his test."