Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over her chemistry homework involving density. We then looked over her physics homework on finding acceleration via velocity plots. We finished by working through her algebra homework focusing on solving angles inscribed in circles."
"For our first session, the student and I worked through correcting his Algebra quiz so he could retake it on Friday. His mistakes he made on his quiz were order of operations, solving systems of equations, and translating word problems into expressions. He progressed through systems and order of operation problems. He was able to identify his mistakes and fix them. He was still struggling translating word problems into expressions. I gave him a few extra for practice. After we finished, we started studying for his government test. Concepts included types of government, types of democracy, and the Preamble. He did really well with identifying phrases in the Preamble and what they meant. I helped him to fix some of the definitions for governments and types of democracy. After going through those, he seemed to have a better grasp of those terms."
"Reviewed covered material, class material, and factoring quadratics. Student says that the sessions have been helpful in class so far. The student says the first week of class has been easy. Student is grasping and understanding new topics easily."
"We worked through problems on the student's online practice test making it through roughly one-third of the problems. We discussed particular areas that she would like to address, in particular understanding the concepts and spending less time on homework. She is an excellent note taker and had little problem answering questions once she found the strategy or formula in her notes. A future area to address will be how to identify concepts within the practice problems, and relatedly, spend less time taking handwritten notes and more time studying and understanding the concepts."
"We specifically covered graphing and understanding functions. He got 100% on both homework assignments as well as the final quiz. He didn't seem to struggle with any concepts, and seemed to be on track to passing his class with about a 90%."
"We covered these topics including rational and exponent expressions and their simplifications, I explained and wrote down a related set of basic rules of calculation involving exponents, functions and finding domains based on real and finiteness (not infinity) requirements, addition/subtraction/multiplication/division of two functions, substitution of function in function, and finding inverse of a given function. The communication and flow of today's session were excellent, and the student "felt much more comfortable" with the homework problems being worked."
"I learned the student was being taught multiplication, so I spent the hour constructing a table with him on one digit multiples. I sketched how various forms of a problem can all have the same answer and had him fill in most of the table after counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s."
"We worked on timed addition tests (we did 5 practice sheets)! We focused on some strategies for taking timed tests (counting on your fingers if it is too difficult to do the addition mentally) and we also used flashcards for quick memorization. We also went over rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand in preparation for his test next week. The student was EXTREMELY attentive and really understood all the concepts!"
"During this session, the student and I reviewed last year's materials in order to refresh her for the upcoming school year. We went over a variety of geometric concepts, especially those involving angles and triangles, since those topics are very often referenced in higher level math courses. I left her with some ideas for extra practice, as well as a few helpful passages she could read in order to refresh the concepts in her mind. I thought it was great that she was so willing to practice math during her summer break, and it really shows how much more confident she is."
"We worked on a homework assignment dealing with distance, speed and time. We also did a little work on simplifying expressions a solving simple equations. It was a Friday afternoon, so the student was excited for his first game on Saturday. All in all he had some good moments of insight."
"The student and I continued to practice intro to algebra. We worked on one, two and three-step equations. He is also surprisingly understanding negative numbers during this process. We will continue to practice organizing our work."
"We covered solving equations, powers of ten, exponents, and rational number equivalents. The student had a strong comprehension of solving equations. He will practice the current content being covered in class. He continues to show good progress."