Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through two short algebra assignments about finding the volume of cones, pyramids, cylinders and spheres. The student generally remembered the formulas and was able to solve problems without much help when prompted with questions about what he should do."
"Today, we worked on operations with functions. At first, some of the notation was hard for the student to work with, but with practice, it became much easier. We worked through an online problem set step by step."
"During this session, we covered factoring, specifically using the GCF method, differences of squares, and "slip and slide." We prepared for the student's math quiz, and I feel she is ready to do well. Although she still made small mistakes, she would catch them quickly, and I advised her to double check her answers if she had time after her quiz. She had a positive attitude throughout the session. I included strategies for identifying the GCF if it is a number that she does not multiply to often, and I also showed her how to double check her answer. She is determined to get all A's this new grading period, and I believe she is putting forth the effort to reach her goal. Great session."
"We covered permutations in algebra. The student understood the material very well. In science, we talked about the inner planets, their atmospheres, compositions, potentials for life, etc. The majority of this section focused on Mars and the various missions that NASA has made to explore it. He is understanding the material very well."
"The student has a quiz on Monday so we reviewed problems in his book. We concentrated on graphing since that was what he seemed to have the most problem with. We did several word problems since those are always challenging to set up."
"For this session, the student and I focused on preparing for his upcoming test. We practiced several problems focused on the Pythagorean theorem, absolute value, multiple step algebraic expressions with variables on both sides, scientific notation and special right triangles. I noticed that he still has an issue with some of his calculations, leading him to miscalculate some of his fractions as well as being shaky on his algebraic expressions. To fix this, we practiced numerous problems to make sure he wrote all his steps. By the end of the session, he minimized most of his errors and I encouraged him to continue to practice problems he wasn't fully understanding."