Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is excelling in her math class. She has the ability to do really well in this math class. We reviewed the concept of equations with decimals, fractions, and integers. She did well with the exception of 1 or 2 computational errors. My strategy to reduce these errors is to oblige her to review her steps very carefully as she usually is afforded a bit more time on the exams. This exercise will help her with catching mistakes and reducing the amount of points she loses. The quiz on Friday will reveal to what extent she is putting this to good use."
"The student only needed help with math vocabulary. She didn't seem to struggle with vocabulary. She seemed motivated with the material. I left her with study skills of using flash cards."
"We started doing some practice problem sets. The student is smart and grasps the material. She wants to work hard and so I am very confident that together we can make significant progress."
"We worked on solving systems of equations and discussed which variable is easiest to solve for. We also studied for the student's upcoming PSAT."
"We continued our review of plotting functions and determining the equation of the line when given a graph and points on the graph. The student sometimes needed help with determining which values to plug into the slope equation. We also looked at the vertical line test, which the student was very confident in. We also introduced non-linear functions."
"In this session, we covered a lot of material. We went over the student's test and went through all the problems, explained his teacher's notes on the exam and what he could have done better. I also showed him a couple of different time management techniques, as his test was rather long and the time he had to complete it was very short. Next we went through about 3/4 of his homework. I showed him some different factoring techniques with polynomials, different techniques on how to find end behaviors for graphs, and identified the zeroes of functions with polynomials and how the graph hits those zeroes. We also discussed techniques for solving inequalities involving polynomials and using information about division of polynomials to find specific information. All in all, it was a productive session. The student is a smart kid, and I wouldn't worry too much about his test score. He definitely knows what he is doing. I didn't have to teach him basic concepts or anything, we just dove right in and he basically led most of the session. I just gave him the proper nudges in the right direction when needed. I think it was a productive session, and I look forward to working with him more."