Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through her Unit 1 review problems in preparation for her retention quiz. To reinforce solving word problems, I introduced her to some of the tools available online. Her confidence has been slowly improving as she retains more and more of the content."
"Went over homework problems. Helped the student download and use a software package and use it to perform complex calculations (combinations and factorials). Took a homework to help her solve the basketball problem and the expectations of 3x^3+5. I am very impressed with her thought process. She's collaborating, attentive and eager to learn new things. Kudos."
"Yesterday we started covering some new material: equitable divisions. The student worked on some skill checks and exercises in addition to a worksheet. The material is slightly confusing, but I'm sure she will catch on by the end of the week. Our next session on Wednesday should be beneficial."
"Today, the student and I finished going over the original practice test. After finishing the last couple of questions that were statistics-based, we worked on linear equations. Specifically, we covered defining y, x, m, and b, and how to solve real-world problems. We covered some more problems dealing with geometry that could appear on the test. Then, we went over some new practice questions that mimicked the test we had just gone over. As always, the student had a fantastic attitude."
"The student and I finished up almost all of her work for the week, minus one worksheet. During this session, she had a few review sheets on solving systems of inequalities. She remembered the process very well and completed the work with ease. We ended with an introduction to solving systems of equations using the substitution method, which she liked and found easier than the previous methods. She actually seemed to enjoy solving these problems and got faster at doing so with each subsequent problem. The worksheet that she will complete on her own includes both the substitution method and setting the equations equal to one another for more practice. She said she was comfortable with solving those on her own."
"We covered greatest common factor, prime factorization, decimals, fractions, ratios, and percents. The student was struggling the most with greatest common factors. He didn't have trouble completing a factor tree, but he took a while to find the greater common factor between 2 and 3 numbers. He was positive during the session. I gave him tips on creating factor trees and keeping them organized. He is getting a better understanding of greatest common factors. He is making less mistakes when solving them. He is a lot better with decimals, fractions, percents, and ratios now."