Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed some of the material that he was told by the teacher would be on tomorrow's exam. We spent a lot of time on a particular problem that incorporated both a confidence interval and a t-test. At first he was not completely confident about how to interpret the results of this problem, but after quite a bit of discussion and visual illustration, he seemed to have a good grasp of how to interpret it. He told me that he feels confident about the exam. I discussed a strategy for approaching multiple choice questions. He will let me know the result of his exam when he gets it (and expects that to be later this week)."
"The student and I worked on trigonometric substitutions, L'Hopital's Rule, and converging/diverging integrals. She did well with L'Hopital's and the converging/diverging integrals. The trigonometric substitutions were tough initially, but by end of the session she seemed to have a firmer grasp on the material."
"We went over the basic concepts from math dealing with sequences and series. This is one of the harder topics in the student's math course and we had to very methodically go over the concepts. I recommended that she study the rest of her previous quizzes and ensure that she remember the method of solving that I went over during our session."
"This was my first session with the student. The first thing I did was talk to him about his school experiences, subjects he liked/didn't like, how he learned best, what he perceived his challenges and successes to be in school, etc. We used his math workbook to go over the concept of polyhedrons (what they are/aren't), how to identify the faces, edges, vertices and bases of polyhedrons and how to calculate their surface area. We went through the relevant equations and I emphasized and demonstrated the importance of going through the equation steps carefully, giving specific tips to him to make it easier to check his work and ensure that he calculated things correctly. He had better math skills than I expected, although he tended to rush through his work and needed to be reminded to take his time. I took note of the material he was covering and would likely be covering in the coming weeks so I could prepare accordingly. All in all, it was a positive session and I think that he liked working with me."
"This session we focused on math and reading. In math I helped her review her homework packet and went over problems she was having with it. Then I quizzed her in multiplication facts and found that her biggest areas of confusion were 6,7, and 8. She was able to get the other problems with different strategies we had worked on. We then worked on her comprehension by reading a chapter from her Frozen book. I stopped and asked her questions as we read and she filled out her homework review. I told her to read the next chapter and that we would continue when I came back. I am going to focus on those math problems she had trouble with by doing some games with her next session too."
"The student has a test this week on finding the solutions of algebraic expressions. Today, we worked through his homework together which involved finding solutions and isolating variables. He got the hang of it as we progressed through the homework. I also gave him tricks and comparisons to help him understand the main reasoning and intent in solving these equations."