Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed questions and concepts the student missed on his selective prep test in preparation for the state assessment test. He needed help with the algebra questions, specifically solving equations with variables on both sides and writing expressions from a word problem. We'll focus on these skills leading up to his state assessment test coming up soon."
"We worked on his current homework and then we started on the packet of information that he was behind on. He gets the concepts quickly but is still struggling with the vocabulary that makes it necessary to complete some of the problems. I left him a list of vocabulary words to look up definitions and samples so he would be prepared to review those problems that need the vocabulary to complete. I am preparing practice problems that cover the topics he identified as what he felt he was weak in."
"She had a few questions about some practice problems from the sections we studied last week. I explained to her how to find the relative minima and maxima based on the graph of a polynomial function. Then, we moved on to the new sections that dealt with roots of polynomials. I gave her a tip on how to find the maximum number of roots or zeros of a polynomial. Also, we went over solving polynomials that have more than degree 2 which she got really quick. After the session, she said she will continue to do the problems for the next sections. I also advised her to do more practice problems on the sections we went over."
"The student and I covered problem solving using Venn diagrams. The information presented was new information which she needed help with a bit, but with discussion and visual models she was able to understand basic concept. She is progressing on her weekly homework grade and we will start reviewing for final exam this week!!"
"We first started by talking about how the student's most recent math test went. She earned a grade of 81% (B-), which is an improvement from her last math test of 79% (C+). She said that this test was different because time didn't freak her out, and practicing timed problems during tutoring sessions helped her feel more comfortable with time pressure. However, she still struggled with some of the concepts around linear functions, so we are going to start writing practice problems together during the next session to start to prepare earlier than before. After test discussion and prep planning, we worked on practice problems for the high school entry exam. She is fantastic at logic problems; she is fast and confident. She still struggled with general math problems on these tests, so we will try to work on these skills over the next few weeks."
"The student had history homework regarding the Great Depression which he completed, and then he prepared for a science quiz. It was a light day. Next week, we will prepare for his exams when he receives his study plans from school."