Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over a few worksheets that her teacher had returned in order to see where she went wrong. There were only a few mistakes on the worksheets, which covered adding and subtracting fractions and reducing fractions, so it was easy to go over. I made sure to ask her how she completed one correct problem, so that we could use that same method for solving the incorrect ones. We then moved on to using a word problems workbook that her mother purchased, and we worked through six different practice tests. I tried to use problems that had to do with fractions, but we also worked on long division, money addition, how to read a word problem, and other topics that came up. We also briefly discussed multiplying fractions, which they have not covered yet in class. We were able to complete three problems from each practice test, and it was good practice for her before her exam in the coming weeks. I want to continue working on long division and multiplication with her, because she still struggles with the steps."
"Today the student worked on her math homework regarding vectors: component form, resultants, and magnitudes. Then we went through a packet in preparation for her chemistry test on Friday."
"We reviewed homework which covered tangents and secants and solving for missing angles for upcoming quiz tomorrow."
"The student and I met at the library. He told me that they are studying area and perimeter. I then formulated some problems that would challenge his knowledge. I gave the definition of area vs. perimeter. We did several practice problems, and he was able to understand the concepts. We later practiced a math writing skill called 'SWRR' -Speak, Write, Reflect & Revise. I gave him an addition problem, in which he needed to evaluate the problem, then explain how he would solve it without using any numbers in his explanation. He then writes out how he would solve it in depth. This concept will need to be revisited again the next time we meet."
"We reviewed for an exam she has tomorrow. We covered integration by substitution, numerical integration, derivatives of the natural log function, and integration of the natural log function. It's clear that she is understanding the basic concepts. I provided the student with a list of derivatives and integrals that I found useful to memorize. I also provided the student with a list of sample problems and solutions."
"Primary topic covered was algebra 2/trigonometry, with a few minutes spent on physics/circuits towards the end. The student was passionate about the material and was fully focused on her work. She had an overall good understanding of the material, but just needed some guidance to solve a question all the way through. She is prone to make minor errors every now and then, but this can be fixed with practice. The session was overall a success, and I believe the student has potential to exceed in her course with continued guidance."