Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over test taking strategies and went through a PowerPoint on 15 different strategies. I also gave the student a shorter list of test-taking tips for her to use as a refresher before tests. Then, we did two practice tests from the test prep website. The first was 10 math problems, and we went over the missed responses. The second was a reading test."
"We reviewed the student's math diagnostic test. Today, we covered fractions-- adding, dividing, multiplying, and subtracting. Specifically, we covered factoring denominators into prime factors to find the LCD and using this for adding. After fractions, we reviewed how to convert a fraction into a decimal and how to convert decimals into percentages."
"We went over homework problems from the student's textbook, specifically the ones she was struggling with. I helped her break down the problems into a step-by-step form, and she caught on very easily. By the end of the session, she understood the concepts and could do the problems by herself!"
"We continued to work on the worksheets that the student's teacher had given out. The questions covered limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, etc. We spent more time on the questions and concepts that he had issues with. He seemed to grasp the material that we covered after the session."
"Concepts covered were maximum and minimum and how to draw a curve from its function. The student is smart, but she needs to look to the big picture and not get involved in the details very fast. She was ok but I think her concentration was below usual. I tried to get her involved by asking her to solve some problems or advise me on the next steps for the problems I solved for her. The best strategy is explaining the topic basics and getting her take the responsibility for solving the problems. My role is mentoring rather than teaching in this stage. I left for her 4 practice problems which cover the subject we discussed today."
"We went over the central limit theorem, margin of error, and confidence intervals again. At first, I asked review questions based on what we covered last session. Then the student asked me questions he had about the material. Finally, I gave him practice problems. He still seemed to have trouble calculating confidence intervals and margin of error, so I gave him some practice problems to work on after the session."