Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has recently switched out of his precalculus course and into algebra 3. He seems to feel more comfortable with this material. This Monday we practiced working with vertex form for quadratic equations. We looked at why the equation works and analyzed a few graphs. After our graphical analysis, we did some practice problems and converted standard form quadratics into vertex form quadratics. He did quite well with this. We then work vertex form back to standard. At first he struggled with this (mostly due to overthinking), but once he took a step back from the problem he did a great job."
"The student and I went over the last two tests he took in detail, reworking the problems that he did wrong. We mostly set up a basis of understanding for what we'll be doing in our next sessions. He definitely understands the material, and has an impressive understanding of what the concepts actually mean, but he rushes through problems and makes small mistakes."
" It was a pleasure to meet this student. She has a great attitude and is a very diligent student and an extremely fast learner. We worked on ironing out a few details and doing practice problems before her test. I expect her to do well on her test this week and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again."
"The student was given a really large packet to tackle for extra credit. It was too lengthy to tackle in just one session, so we decided we would work on a few problems from each section to ensure she felt comfortable working through the whole packet. She did really well throughout, which was especially good given that her test is coming up soon! We covered quadratic equations (graphing, factoring, etc.) and imaginary/complex numbers in our time together."
"The student concentrated very well and we were able to accomplish what we normally do. We started with our word problems and then I gave him a series of division problems using rectangles, families of triplets, and other methods to help him move from his addition and multiplication skills to see the flip side of division. He did very well and seems to be memorizing certain situations, recognizing the patterns. We will be back at the library next week."
"The student did some rounding of decimals and using mental math to solve problems. She also did some conversion of meters to kilometers and feet. She struggled the most with the rounding. After doing a couple problems she figured it out and was doing amazing. We went through some social studies that she has a test on tomorrow. We covered some aspects of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. After talking about their contributions she now understood their views very well. She has some flashcards and study guide to be studying from for her exam."